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The Strangers (2008)
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09.24.09

The Strangers (2008) After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.

Movie Tagline:
Lock the door. Pretend you're safe.

Also Known As:
The Faces

Title: Strangers, The
Release Date: May 30, 2008
Runtime: 86 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence/terror and language.

Director(s):
Bryan Bertino

Cast:
Liv Tyler ...Kristen McKay
Scott Speedman ...James Hoyt
Glenn Howerton ...Mike
Gemma Ward ...Dollface
Kip Weeks ...Man in the Mask
Laura Margolis ...Pin-Up Girl
Alex Fisher ...Mormon Boy #1
Peter Clayton Luce ...Mormon Boy #2
Jordan Del Spina ...Jordan - 911 caller (voice)

Producer(s):
Thomas J. Busch
Doug Davison
Joseph Drake
Marc D. Evans
Nathan Kahane
Kelli Konop
Roy Lee
Trevor Macy
Sonny Mallhi

Writer(s):
Bryan Bertino

Composer(s):
tomandandy




Trailer(s):
The Strangers Horror Film Trailer 1
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The Strangers Horror Film Trailer 11

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Sprout and the Bean"
"My First Lover"
"Mama Tried"
"At My Window Sad and Lonely"
"Hopeful"
"Ariel Ramirez"
"At My Window Sad And Lonely (Jeff Tweedy Guitar Solo Version)"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Lock the door. Pretend you're safe.
  • We tell ourselves there's nothing to fear
  • but sometimes, we're wrong.
  • What are you afraid of?
  • Because you were home.
  • Inspired By Real Events
Movie Quote(s):
  • Kristen: Why are you doing this to us? Dollface: Because you were home.
  • Kristen: I'm out of cigarettes. James Hoyt: I'll go get you some more. Kristen: I didn't...I didn't mean that. You don't have to. I'll just go to sleep. I'm tired anyway. James Hoyt: No you won't. Kristen: I'll try. James Hoyt: It's alright. I want to drive for a little while anyway.
  • Dollface: Is Tamara home? Kristen: You already came by here. Dollface: Are you sure?
  • Dollface: [referring to Christian Living pamphlet] Can I have one? Mormon Boy #1: Are you a sinner? Dollface: [after long pause] Sometimes.
  • [first lines] Narrator: What you are about to see is inspired by true events. According to the FBI, there are an estimated 1.4 million violent crimes in America each year. On the night of February 11, 2005, Kristen McKay and James Hoyt left a friend's wedding reception and returned to the Hoyt family's summer home. The brutal events that took place there are still not entirely known.
Movie Trivia:
  • Originally scheduled for release in summer 2007. After 2 delays, it was released May 30, 2008.
  • In one scene, Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried" plays loudly on the record player. His band was "The Strangers."
  • Mark Romanek was originally slated to direct the film.
  • Many theaters across the United States was sent faulty reels of the movie, containing sound problems, which made a few minutes to several scenes of the movie filled with nothing but static. Most movie-watchers don't even realize the sound was a problem, since the dark overtone and loud background music at some areas make the static seem like part of the movie.
  • Liv Tyler suffered from tonsillitis during shooting.
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Keywords:
Mask, Wedding Reception, Stranger, Invasion, Survival Horror  ...[more]


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