Lock the door. Pretend you're safe.
Hello everyone, and welcome to another one of my movie reviews! My mother and I ran into Wal-Mart tonight, and picked up a copy of "The Strangers". Let me start out by saying, that I really loved the movie. It's more of a "Thriller" than a "Horror" movie, and the crew members openly admit this on the bonus footage of the DVD. The mind games alone are jump-worthy, and the best part about this. There's no sexual scenes! Don't get me wrong, it looks like one is about to start, believe me I was ready to hit the fastforward button, but don't worry there's no nudity and it lasts about a minute and a half.
There are a few scenes, the typical horror movie cliches, where I found myself talking to the tv. Like why are you doing that, why are you going there... Haven't you ever watched a scary movie?!? But it wouldn't be a scary movie if there weren't those duh moments that make you want to smack you're forehead.
All in all I think it's a movie that's worth watching at least once. If you're into scary movies. That being said, the movie is based on true life events. That part makes my stomach churn, and perhaps that's what makes the movie even more horrifying. It broke my heart knowing that this really happened to someone, and that it could easily happen again.
The Movie Trailer:
Scott Speedman as James Hoyt
Gemma Ward as Dollface
Liv Tyler as Kristen McKay
Kip Weeks as Man in the Mask
Laura Margolis as Pin-Up Girl
Glenn Howerton as Mike
Alex Fisher as Mormon Boy #1
Peter Clayton-Luce as Mormon Boy #2
Director & Writer:
The Plot Summary:
After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door at four am. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.
The film opens with the following narration:
"What you are about to see is inspired by true events. According to the F.B.I. there are an estimated 1.4 million violent crimes in United States of America each year. On the night of February 11, 2005 Kristen McKay and James Hoyt went to a friend's wedding reception and then returned to the Hoyt family's summer home. The brutal events that took place there are still not entirely known."