God...? No God...
A modern twist on the lost-in-the-woods survival horror subgenre. Director David Bruckner takes four friends into the remote Swedish dark forest on a hike, and then something goes wrong. If you've ever camped or hiked or spent time in the woods at night, this movie will get under your skin.
There are horrendous nightmares, mutilated animals and a creature design that will not be forgotten any time soon. I love movies where the protagonists need to survive the natural elements…
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Nobody trusts anybody, anymore.
This is truly a cinematic masterpiece! John Carpenter creates a perfect petri dish of tension, paranoia, isolation, bleak hopelessness and terror. His patient camerawork is greatly accentuated by his pitch-perfect original musical score. Much like his work on "Halloween", Carpenter creates a haunting sense of dread that pitches and swells as we begin to look over our shoulder and begin to suspect everyone else - just like the crew of US Outpost 31 Research Station.
I really enjoy this movie! So much fun, and such a refreshing twist on the home invasion genre.
Adam Wingard creates a tightly-contained world of chaos and terror, and we are just along for the ride. An upper-class family are gathered together for the parents' anniversary weekend celebration, but they are all sent running & screaming into different corners of the house when it becomes apparent that they are not alone.
An action-horror that has plenty of kills, plenty of blood,…