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560 Ratings

The Strangers

Directed by Bryan Bertino
United States, 2008
Horror, Thriller


A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

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The Strangers Directed by Bryan Bertino

Awards & Festivals

Fright Meter Awards

2008 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor

Empire Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Horror

Critics reviews

Bryan Bertino’s debut looked pretty generic upon arrival, even by the standards of genre fare: another faux-authentic urban legend . . . about a good-looking couple being stalked by a gang of killers. And that’s really all that happens. Except that it’s also expertly staged, impressively ruthless, and—at least for me—really about something, even if that something ends up being the chilling nothing-in-particular alluded to by the masked murderess to her victim.
March 09, 2018
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Knowing what’s coming doesn’t dispel the tension of the moment, it just makes the dread more intense. I can’t argue with people who think this is fun or bracing, the cinematic equivalent of downing sweat-inducing peppers or cannonballing into a cold body of water, but I was strung out, dispirited and utterly drained by the time it was over.
October 31, 2013
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