The horrifying events that took place in
the Hoyt family's vacation home at 1801 Clark Road on February 11,
2005, are still not entirely known. Champagne. Rose petals.
Candlelight. It was supposed to be a night of celebration for Kristen
McKay (Liv Tyler) and James Hoyt (Scott Speedman). But after leaving a
friend's wedding reception and returning to the house, everything had
collapsed for the happy couple. Then came a 4 a.m. knock on the door
and a haunting voice.
Is Tamara here?
Writer/director Bryan Bertino explores our most universal fears in The
Strangers, a terrifying suspense thriller about a couple whose remote
getaway becomes a place of terror when masked strangers invade. The
confrontation forces Kristen and James to go far beyond what they
thought themselves capable of if they hope to survive.
Overall this was a really good movie. It kept me tense through a lot of it waiting to see where the bad guys were going to pop up next. The whole movie had a "creepy" feel to it and the strange compilation of music throughout the movie was disturbing at times.
I did laugh at a few things about the movie though and cracked some jokes throughout so it could've been taken light-hearted at times... or it could just be the fact that these movies never seem to scare me. (despite the fact I think I jumped 3 times throughout the movie... LOL!!!)
There was one thing that really bugged me about the movie. Early on the lead female put on a dress/nightgown type outfit... then she changed into jeans and a shirt a while later, but at the end... somehow she magically was back into the dress/nightgown again. I guess it was a bit of a goof-up when the movie was made, but it seemed like a rather large mistake.
All in all I do recommend this movie to others as it did keep me interested throughout and there were a few mildly scary moments (hence me jumping!).