Movie review: The Strangers
This week’s movie is The Strangers (2008). This movie has been out for one week already. It starts: Liv Tyler (Kristen McKay), Scott Speedman (James Hoyt) , Gemma Ward (Doll face), Laura Margolis (Pin Up Girl) , Kip Weeks (The Man with a sack over his head). The only big star in this movie was Liv Tyler. This movie is a Suspense/Horror and Thriller.
The Strangers is about a couple (Kristen McKay and James Hoyt) sleeping over at James Hoyt home that is out in the middle of B.F.E. After going to wedding for one of James friends. They spend the night being terrorized by three masked people (Gemma Ward (Doll face), Laura Margolis (Pin Up Girl), Kip Weeks (The Man with a sack over his head). The terrorizing begin with a knock at the door at 4:00am, but even before the terrorizing start there is a interesting story line that drags you in before terrorizing start.
This one better horror movie I have seen in a long time. That could be because I do not see a lot of horror film. The reason is because they slip under the radar. I am glade I did let this one slip under the radar.
Anyway this was one of the most haunting movies I have seen in an along time. This is done by the splice editing, which make you thing you are seeing thing that are not there. They also do some quick edits. Both editing styles are done really well. The dialog is good in this movie, but ninety percent of the dialog is said by Kristen McKay and James Hoyt. The score in this movie also makes this a haunting movie, which is played-off from the quietness and natural sound of the movie. The other thing that helps this movie is the little things the “masked people” do. I can not tell you what they do it because, it would give away some of the movie. The opening and the ending of this movie was great. The acting by everyone in this movie saw great. Liv Tyler showed us again way she a great of actress. The “masked people” did one of a hell of job acting in this movie, with their head movement and quietness of their acting.
They could have gone down some many different directions, but they went with the A-typical direction that horror movies go these days.
Even with that I did like this movie.
So I give this movie three screams out of five screams.