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The Strangers

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We saw The Strangers last night and it admittedly scared the shit out of me. (Although – bonus – our stolen popcorn scheme worked, as much as I didn’t think it would.) The film was as minimalistically frightening as Open Water, which is what I imagined it to resemble. Just a couple in the woods and some killers in masks. But that what works so beautifully about this film–it’s real, and it could happen. And about this “it could happen” thing: I’ve been trying to find what true story on which the film is based, but haven’t had any luck. Maybe that’s a good thing, though. Regardless, it was a genius thriller. (But scary moves and I don’t get along very well, so that’s not saying much…)

Oh, and that soundtrack.  Not since Sondre Leche’s Dan in Real Life have I felt so connected to the music in a film.  I must also say, one of the most effective uses of a turntable in awhile.  Or ever.  Heebee geebees all over again.  The early female singer sounded a bit too much like Mazzy Star at times, and that’s reason enough for me to keep that cd on the bottom of the pile that is my music “collection.”

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Written by kimlacey

June 2, 2008 at 8:13 pm

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