Monday, October 29, 2018

30 THEATRICAL TERRORS: The Strangers (Day 27)

Let’s take one more trip down the well and into the deep darkness of the soulless slasher film with an instant classic that doesn’t blink when it’s two stars are facing certain doom.

The Strangers was written and directed by Bryan Bertino  and made on a wee budget of only nine million dollars.
It stars Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as a couple driving to a family vacation home for a relaxing weekend.

Soon, there is a knock at the door, 
it’s a stranger calling.

From there, the movie is an exercise in high tension and creepy suspense. It is dark, it is effecting and it is a thrilling nail-biter.

No, it ain’t Shakespeare, but it aims directly for DePalma,
which, for a horror film, is exactly where you want to be.

The terrific trailer…

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