Saturday, September 8

Movie Review: The Strangers (2008)

Film Title: The Strangers 
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins 
Released: 2008
Genre:  Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: R
Where I Got It: Netflix


A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.


I watched this a few years ago. Probably about a year or two after it came out. My friend decided to randomly watch it so I sat down to see what I would think again after all these years. 

Was it as scary? Yes, but in a different way. I am probably the same age as these people and there are many times I am left alone at my house...SCARY! This is why I do not answer doors before looking. At night time I never, ever answer the door. I'll take a peek and then go back to what I was doing. When I was younger I remember being a little scared by it, but it didn't play on this fear. This fear is new as I became a paranoid adult. 

The acting was okay. Both actors are such soft-spoken actors that it was hard to hear them. We had to blast the volume. However, something would happen and I would have to turn it down again. My goodness. TALK UP!

I wanted to slap both of the main characters. ALL OF THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED!!!! Ugh! Drama Queens. 

I remembered some of the film, but I did not remember the twist at the end. Ooo I am still curious to see if they will do more and tell us what happened next. TELL ME!

This was a good scary film to get us warmed up for Halloween time. Not the best, but it does play on the fact that you never know who is at your door. 

There was a lot of psychological horror going on and I felt they did well with this.  

Overall, I would recommend it to my fellow horror fans. A good psychological horror movie to get you warmed up! I'll stamp this with 3 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

No horror for me. Scary!

Melliane said...

I don't think I know about this one

Carole Rae said...

B, hehehe!

Melliane, this did go under the radar a little bit.