• The Strangers (2008)

The Strangers

Release Date: May 30th, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 21st, 2008

R |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James (Scott Speedman) are expecting a relaxing weekend at a family vacation home, but their stay turns out to be anything but peaceful. First, a mysterious and dangerous woman arrives at the door while James is out on an errand. When he returns, he accidentally kills his friend Mike (Glenn Howerton), mistaking him for an intruder. And then real danger does show up -- in the form of three masked torturers, leaving Kristen and James struggling for survival.

Cast: Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks, Laura Margolis, Glenn Howerton, Alex Fisher, Peter Clayton-Luce

Director: Bryan Bertino

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Mandate Pictures, Vertigo, Intrepid Pictures, Rogue Pictures

Distributors: Rogue Pictures

Keywords: Tense, Quest, Dark, Escape, Friend, Mystery, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A spare, creepily atmospheric psychological thriller with a death grip on the psychological aspect. show more

  • 30
    Bob MondelloNPR

    What possessed Liv Tyler to take a role in this sadistic, unmotivated home-invasion flick. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Bertino's taut, spare thriller is plenty scary without relying on pseudo-historical context. Anchored by convincing performances from Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler, both of whom elevate their roles above the standard horror-movie caricature, this is an enormously unsettling movie. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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