Thursday, October 04, 2018
Thursday Movie Picks (Halloween Edition): Home Invasion
For the 40th week of 2018 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer. It’s the first week of the 2018 Halloween edition as the theme is home invasion where the home of a person or a family is invaded and things go horribly wrong. Even where something bad is happening at the house to the people at the home or those who invade the home. Here are my three picks:
1. The Last House on the Left
Wes Craven’s debut film which was inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring revolves around a group of criminals who torture two teenage girls where they later go to the home of one of the girls. What happens is that these gang of criminals just found themselves in the wrong place and at the wrong time where they get what is coming to them. It’s a unique take on Bergman’s film but also proves the gift that Craven would have in the world of horror and suspense.
2. Knock Knock
A remake of an obscure 1977 film called Death Game, Eli Roth’s home invasion film is about what happens when a good man invites two stranded young women into his house where he tries to help them only to get himself into some serious shit. Even as he is seduced by these two women and his life goes into ruins as it once again play into a lesson. Never open the door to strangers no matter how fucking attractive they are.
3. Don't Breathe
From Fede Alvarez is a film where a trio of young criminals go into the home of a blind man thinking he has some big money in his home. Yet, what they would find is something very different as they become the hunted. Even as the blind man can sense things in his home and no one who invades his home is safe. It’s an inventive horror film with a lot of chills as well as elements that play into what this man could be hiding.
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