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Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Strangers

One thing to be warned of you when you watch The Strangers, it starts slow. Ridiculously slow, in fact the first half hour could be easily written off and ignored. But then it slowly builds into an intense, taut, thriller with a powerful ending.

Kristen and James (played by Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) are a young couple spending the evening at an isolated cabin in the woods. Their evening turns into a nightmare when they are stalked and harassed by three murderous strangers.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love horror films where the killer does not have some convenient link to the victims, it's scarier that way in my humble opinion. That why Black Christmas was phenomenal and how Slumber Party Massacre distanced itself from the other slasher films of the time.

I also love seeing Liv Tyler back on the silver screen again, she is simply amazing and makes her character so likable that you anxiously hope she survives. This is a film not to be missed for sure.