“For those who like their frights highly polished and fuss-free – this is as professional and effective as minimal horror gets.” – BBCFilmmakers David Moreau and Xavier Palud make their feature debut with a no-frills – high on terror, low on blood spillage – tension builder that draws one long bow of suspense and milks it for all it’s worth.Hitting its stride in the opening scene, Ils takes us to the countryside of Bucharest where a couple seemingly hole up alone only to discover they have company of the hostile kind. Playing out from a certain point in, more or less, real-time, the film crescendos to a chilling climax.“Effective in an unambitious way, it gives a new meaning to Boys in the Hood.” –MIFF
Better than The Strangers, but only slightly. I can deal with the lack of a story in most cases, but I find it impossible to care about characters when I'm given little to no information about them. It just puts me to sleep. Also, the film is shot on a standard definition video camera so it looks really cheap. Very little of interest in this one.
“Ils” is a french horror film, set in Romania. It’s about a quiet young French couple, the woman’s a teacher, and the man’s a writer, who live in a house in Romania. One night the woman wakes up and… read review