Friday, August 1, 2008

`The Strangers'
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- ``The Strangers'' stars Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as a young couple spending the last night of their lives enduring senseless violence at the hands of three masked youths. The first feature-length film by writer-director Bryan Bertino, it's as generic and uninspired as that sounds -- yet even worse than you'd imagine.

The couple is sequestered (of course) in a woodsy vacation home in the middle of unidentified nowhere. After a foreboding 4 a.m. knock on the door, they're greeted by a young woman who asks to see an unknown (and never explained) ``Tamara.'' She's turned away, Tyler's left alone and a slew of amateurish scare stunts follows that are not only cringe-inducing in their predictability but also unscary, not a good thing in a horror flick.

1 comment:

Paramendra Bhagat said...

"....cringe-inducing in their predictability but also unscary..."

A horror movie not horrory enough. How can that be any good?