Does This Scare You? New Poster for The Strangers
I'm trying to gauge the level of interest and the level of scariness of this upcoming movie - The Strangers. It is
one of the only horror movie hitting theaters this entire summer (besides maybe The X-Files: I Want to Believe or Baghead or Midnight Meat Train), which goes to show that Universal seems pretty damn confident in it. STYD has debuted the latest poster which features nothing more than a scene cut directly from the trailer (how original). It's interesting that they chose this photo because I'm guessing they think it's going to creep people out enough to get them to see it. So I'm wondering, does it scare you?
Another interesting thing to note - this is Rated R for for violence/terror and language. I think that's a good sign in lieu of Andy's discussion on horror recently. If you haven't already seen the trailer, go take a look, it'll help you make a better determination on how scary this all really seems.
What I think about when I look at this is - how scary can it be? The movie only really features two people, Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, who get chased around by a total of three masked strangers. I'm sure no one else dies or gets hacked up for most of the movie, so how much horror can there be? Maybe that's why this looks so good - maybe it's the one horror movie in recent years that doesn't need gore to be scary.
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.