YMMV / The Strangers

  • Ending Fatigue: The sequence of showing that Kristen is still alive for one last jump scare.
  • Follow the Leader:
  • Idiot Plot: If the couple actually had brains, things would've never gotten as bad as they did.
  • Paranoia Fuel: If you were scared by this film, you probably wouldn't want to be in any homes far away from towns or cities for a while.
    • This can also be a nightmare for anyone that lives alone.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Despite heavy criticisms for how the main characters acted and the supposed omnipotence of the killers, the film did well, due to the atmosphere of what would happen to someone if they endured a home invasion. Liv Tyler's performance was also praised.
  • Uncanny Valley: The masks.
  • What an Idiot: The good guys. In spades. They never call the police when they had the opportunity, they never open the front door to see the girl knocking on their door, and the boyfriend owns a shotgun that he has no idea how to use. The couple never had a chance.
    • The couple's friend is the biggest idiot of them all, though. "Hey, I'm driving up to my friends' house and a brick just hit my windshield! Should I drive back out and go get the police? Nope! I should get out of my car and go inside!"


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