Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Them (2006)

Home invasion has never been scarier. Them offers a gritty, suspenseful, and terrifying tale of a husband and wife being stalked in their isolated home by unseen assailants. The film relies on sound, close settings, and anxiety to drive the audience to the edge of their seats. Much like the similarly themed The Strangers, there is very little violence or gore for most of the movie, so the filmmakers must rely on the universal fears of the dark, the unseen, and invasion of privacy to scare the audience. It manages to tap into the idea that the events could happen to anyone, and does not compromise its integrity by having the characters do anything out of the ordinary. At just over 70m, it is a short runtime, but it is extremely fast-paced, and does not attempt to add filler just to meet a feature length. Highly recommended, crank the volume up and the lights down!

Rating: 8/10.



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4 comments:

  1. Ooh, I want to see this one.

    - Zac

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  2. Pick it up man, its a great find for sure! Thanks for reading, looking forward to checking out WILSHM!

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  3. Well thank-you :D

    Question: Is this film a foreign film? I dunno why I think so, something I heard maybe. Whatever, I'm confused. Is it in English?

    - Zac

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  4. Yep, this one comes out of France, along with Calvaire, Frontiere(s), Inside, and tons of other great horror flicks recently! Original title was Ils (direct translation for Them).

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