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another of the best horrors I have seen.
I watched this film last night at a friends house. From the very first shot of this film it had me hooked. I would not call this movie Scary in the convensional sense I would say it was more disturbing than anything. A family moves into a new house and the father finds in the attack 6 roles of super 8 films. Playing these may just be the worst thing he has ever done. I don't want to tell people too much about this film because the less you know the better the film is. I cannot rate it highly enough. There are plenty of WTF moments and my friend turned to me during the film and said "this movie has got you by the balls hasn't it". He was 100% right and it will have you by the balls too.
The Strangers (2008)
Brian Bertino shows Eli Roth what horror really is
I have to say i have seen a LOT of horror movies in my time and i've always found that the best ones are the ones that create tension, drama and make you really care about the characters. True horror films are those that scare you witless and not just a gore-fest ie SAW, Hostel. Don't get me wrong i enjoy these films but the ones with real empathy and tension such as the grudge are without doubt the best. The first thing that comes on screen are the words "based on true events" i sighed and though oh great another Wolf Creek or Last house on the left. LHOTL says its based on true events but its complete hocum . Anyway. The film starts off slow building up a relationship between Kristen and James our two protagonists. They have just returned from a friends wedding where James has proposed to kristen who turned him down. They are not really on speaking terms and you already feel like you know them. They stay up for a while and end up making love in the kitchen. This is where things start to take a sinister turn as there is a loud knock on the door. From here the viewer is taken on a roller-coaster ride of pure terror that you just don't want to end. One of the most iconic moments is where, James having gone for help as three Strangers try to enter their home, Kristen is left alone in the house. Standing in the kitchen she puffs on a cigarette unaware of the Stranger (sack man) standing in the doorway. Everyone in the cinema jumped and many screamed. OK i know this was lifted from various horrors such as Halloween but it is so well done and you as the viewer almost feel you are in the house with them. It has been a very long time since a horror film has made my heart leap to my throat but this really did. It is so effective. I can't understand why it has had such bad reviews. There are some very clever things as well in this film that i did not see coming and others that even though i saw coming i still jumped out of my skin. Absolutely brilliant and pure terror from start to finish. Easily the scariest film I've seen. It's Halloween for the youtube generation. Enjoy!