History Film / TheStrangers

20th Aug '17 7:00:36 PM infernape612
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* TheFaceless: The killers as they're always masked and [[spoiler:their faces are not revealed to the audience]].



* TheFaceless: The killers as they're always masked and [[spoiler:their faces are not revealed to the audience]].



* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked People]]: The Strangers.

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* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked People]]: MalevolentMaskedMen: The Strangers.



* TooDumbToLive: ''All the good guys''. Kristen just runs around the house terrified and manages to injure herself, James manages to tell his girlfriend to ''stay in the middle of danger'' while he goes looking for help, and their friend Mike, despite the various things suggesting foul play (including ''a rock thrown on his windshield'') does not think for one second about calling the police or even ''calling for his friends'' which leads to [[spoiler: AccidentalMurder]].



* TooDumbToLive: ''All the good guys''. Kristen just runs around the house terrified and manages to injure herself, James manages to tell his girlfriend to ''stay in the middle of danger'' while he goes looking for help, and their friend Mike, despite the various things suggesting foul play (including ''a rock thrown on his windshield'') does not think for one second about calling the police or even ''calling for his friends'' which leads to [[spoiler: AccidentalMurder]].


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* WhiteMaskOfDoom: The Strangers hide their faces using these.
30th Jul '17 8:03:27 AM Shorty_Lickens
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* BathtubScene: Liv Tyler takes a bath before the terror starts. We get to see her lovely sensual knee caps, possibly as a call back to Stealing Beauty.
14th Apr '17 6:40:54 PM Nithael
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Not to be confused with the 2006 horror film ''Film/{{Ils}}'' (aka ''Them''), which has a similar premise.

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Not to be confused with the 2006 horror film ''Film/{{Ils}}'' (aka ''Them''), which has a similar premise.
premise. Or with the 2016 Korean horror film ''Film/TheWailing'', which is also known as ''The Strangers'' in some countries.
7th Apr '17 5:58:19 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''Kristen: Why are you doing this to us?\\
'''Dollface''': Because you were home.

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->'''Kristen: ->'''Kristen:''' Why are you doing this to us?\\
'''Dollface''': '''Dollface:''' Because you were home.
7th Apr '17 5:57:28 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"Because you were home"''
-->-- '''One of the strangers ForTheEvulz motivation.'''

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->''"Because ->'''Kristen: Why are you doing this to us?\\
'''Dollface''': Because
you were home"''
-->-- '''One of the strangers ForTheEvulz motivation.'''
home.
7th Apr '17 5:53:34 PM Mdumas43073
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The 2008 (but filmed in 2007) debut movie of filmmaker Bryan Bertino. The movie is about a couple, Kristen [=McKay=] (Creator/LivTyler) and James Hoyt (Scott Speedman) being ambushed in James' family's vacation house by mysterious strangers apparently ForTheEvulz. A sequel is currently in some stage of development.

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The This 2008 (but filmed in 2007) horror movie is the debut movie of filmmaker Bryan Bertino. The movie is It's about a couple, Kristen [=McKay=] (Creator/LivTyler) and James Hoyt (Scott Speedman) Speedman), being ambushed in James' family's vacation house by mysterious strangers apparently ForTheEvulz. A sequel is currently in some stage of development.


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15th Mar '17 2:50:02 PM Vorhelleberg
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* FollowTheLeader: Arguably in the mold of ''Film/{{Ils}}'' and ''Film/{{Vacancy}}''
** TheOnion's AV Club described it as "''Film/FunnyGames'' without the scolding."
5th Feb '17 4:59:21 PM eaterofworlds
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->''"Cause you were home"''

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->''"Cause ->''"Because you were home"''
5th Feb '17 4:58:14 PM eaterofworlds
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->''"Cause you were home"''
-->-- '''One of the strangers ForTheEvulz motivation.'''
17th Jun '16 10:48:04 AM RighteousFury
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** He also said that he was inspired by a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keddie_Murders 1981 homicide where a woman, her two children, and a third child were murdered in their rural home in the Sierras, which turned up absolutely zero suspects.]]

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** He also said that he was inspired by the [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Manson murders]] and a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keddie_Murders 1981 homicide where a woman, her two children, and a third child were murdered in their rural home in the Sierras, which turned up absolutely zero suspects.]]
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