The Strangers

Rated 3.0

This film is a total rip-off of the horror movie Them, where a couple is trapped in a house being tormented by mysterious attackers. Rip-off or not, director Bryan Bertino definitely has a gift for scares. His use of space and sound is masterful, and I must’ve jumped five times watching this movie. I even got one of those scares where it felt like my heart stopped and my body went cold. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman play a couple staying in an isolated house. After a setup where something seems to be going wrong with their relationship, some scary people start making their night very uncomfortable. The film is pretty empty headed, but if you are looking for scares, it definitely has them. Seriously though, I wouldn’t be surprised if the guys who made Them sued Bertino for a screenwriting credit.