Have you ever, against your better judgement, answered your door when a stranger knocked? If so, this incredibly creepy film, inspired by the Manson murders, will make you think twice about doing it again. Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James have planned to spend the night at his parents’ isolated vacation home after attending a friend’s wedding. Upon arrival, James proposes to Kristen, but she refuses. This throws the couple into an emotional tailspin, and they settle into a funk. In the meantime, silent, sinister people wearing hideously eerie masks slowly infiltrate the house and begin to terrorize the unsuspecting pair.
If you like your horror movies to be unmercifully suspenseful, this is the film for you! Bertino creates a somber mood and an atmosphere of absolute terror without going overboard on gore. Take The Strangers along on your summer vacation at a cabin in the woods! Just be careful to lock all the doors and windows before watching…and make sure your porch light is on. If this movie gets your heart pumping, you will probably enjoy Silent House, another film involving vacation home terror. Or, if haunted houses are more your thing, try The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe.