Thursday, February 17, 2011

Them (Ils) (2006)

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.

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