Director(s): David Moreau, Xavier Palud. Cast: Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen. 77 min. Rated R. France/Romania. Horror/Thriller.
A French couple is terrorized in their house in the Romanian woods by a few sadistic strangers. The 2008 Hollywood horror film named, ahem, The Strangers, is probably the dumbed-down remake of this film, as the director here artistically uses shadows and bright lights to instill horror, rather than show the hecklers themselves (which makes me wish I had seen this before the Hollywood version). Without spoiling anything, the movie almost carries the same message as Hostel: What's up with some of the former Eastern Bloc people's upbringings? This would have gotten a Mojo if I hadn't seen The Strangers.