Review by Paul Grammatico
During the past couple of decades, we have been inundated with various horror movies consisting of intruders entering a domicile uninvited. Noted films such as The Strangers and its sequel, Hush, The Purge, You’re Next and Don’t Breathe come to mind. Despite the various twists and turns in these residential spaces, one thing is perfectly clear: Home invasions are never fun., produced by MRP Entertainment and distributed by Terror Films offers up a home invasion but provides a mysterious secret society angle that brings these invaders together.
The Strangers is a 2008 American psychological horror film written and directed by Bryan Bertino. The plot follows Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James (Scott Speedman) whose stay at a vacation home is disrupted by three masked criminals who infiltrate the home. The screenplay was inspired by two real-life events: the Manson family Tate murders, a multiple homicide, as well as a series of break-ins that occurred in Bertino’s neighbourhood as a child. Some journalists noted similarities between the film and the Keddie cabin murders that occurred in Keddie, California in 1981, though Bertino did not cite this as a reference. This modern horror favourite is getting a new limited-edition BluRay release in the UK from Second Sight Films.