It’s that time of the year again.. where I struggle every week because my horror knowledge is still limited. It’s gotten better! But it’s still not enough to fill four weeks of horror related context. In other words, let’s get ready for my struggle! First up, home invasion horror films that make us feel a lot less safe at our homes.
The only horror film I had seen before making this list was High Tension. It’s a French movie, where two women get kidnapped from a house in the beginning and things get awfully bloody. I saw this years ago, and hardly remember most of the film. The only thing I do recall is the fact that the ending was very strange, and felt too big of a stretch. But it works well for this week, so I’m recommending it anyway!
When I saw the theme for this week, I scrambled to online lists of invasion movies and found Hush. Immediately it reminded me a little of A Quiet Place, with the main character being deaf. The movie was of course completely different and a lot bloodier. But the concept for the film is simple, and it works well. A writer lives in a secluded house, and suddenly a masked killer starts to torment her. Also, Kate Siegel, who plays the lead, co-wrote it with her husband, who directed it.
Again, I had to watch this before posting this week’s picks. In a way, it made me watch two horror movies in a span of two days, which is always a nice treat. Don’t breathe has a similar concept to Hush, except the main characters break into a blind man’s house, and the blind man turns out to be the villain. Out of the two new movies I saw, Don’t Breathe was definitely a favourite. It simply had a much richer plot, and Fede Alvarez’s direction is more straight forward. The dark basement scene was one of the high lights of the film for me!
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