Cinema: Slasher suffers from genre’s limitations

{ "#" : "Minimalist American home-invasion thriller is a bit like Michael Haneke’s Funny Games - without the fun and games." , "b" : "The Strangers"}

30th August, 2008

{ "#" : "Minimalist American home-invasion thriller is a bit like Michael Haneke’s Funny Games - without the fun and games." , "b" : "The Strangers"}

It’s a stripped-down, carefully modulated examination of what happens when a young couple are subjected to a night of terror at the hands of three masked psychopaths.

Returning late to their remote holiday home after a friend’s wedding, Kristen and James (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) were supposed to have...

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