The Strangers

Friday night, Melinda and I went to see the new horror film The Strangers starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman. While it was a mistake to have taken Melinda along with me (it was definitely not her type of movie), I thoroughly enjoyed this a great little horror film from a first time writer/director as it delivered great suspense and chills with very little blood, but ample amounts of psychological manipulation. Also, kudos go out to the two leads who used some excellent acting chops to deliver us a believable couple experiencing one hell of a nasty night.

I highly recommend this film to anyone who loves being scared and disturbed. I consider it in the same vein as true genre gems like the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, The Shining, and The Descent – all films that know how to deliver the goods when it comes to creepiness, tension, and that illusive tone of pure doomed dread.