HanWay Films, Snoot Entertainment,

Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton

The Davison family is having an anniversary celebration, and all the family is home. But little do they know that their next door neighbors have been killed by a home invasion. When the dinner party gets a little too loud, suddenly a crossbow bolt flies through the window and everyone panics. They have no idea why someone is doing this, but it appears several masked home invaders have attacked the family, and they may even be inside the house! This suspenseful home invasion horror film has it’s share of twists and turns on it’s way to the closing credits.

This movie was released in 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival, but was just released in August of 2013 in the U.S. This is a very bloody and gory horror film that is 99% suspense. There are a lot of turns in the plot, and nobody is who they seem to be. The house is a star in of itself, and the location is really creepy. The guys in the masks are terror inducing, and each of the members of the family and their guests make up a gruesome party by the end of the night. The actors are not well known, but the all do pretty good. I’m getting tired of space alien horror films, and the lost footage gimmick is wearing a little thin, so this is a nice change of pace to have a pure evil murder spree for a change. The score is excellent and adds a lot to the film. I enjoyed watching it on opening weekend, though the crowd was a little sparse. Perhaps this is just a bad weekend, but the turnout wasn’t what I would have expected, although those who did show up had a great time. There are some pretty good scares in this film. The plot is fairly simple, although just about every time you figure out what to do with the hand you’ve been dealt, somebody rotates the table and you have to start over. It’s getting close to fall as school is starting and the nights are starting earlier, so this was a good kick-off to scary movie season. Plus we had a great time recreating the “Who’s On First” Abbot and Costello routine at the box office, when I asked the guy, “What’s You’re Next? 8:00?” to which he replied “Our next what?” As a love of horror films, this isn’t the best I’ve seen, by far, but it was a lot of fun, and well worth my time.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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