Directed by Bryan Bertino
Starring Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman
Universal Home Entertainment
Two MormonÂ boysÂ riding their bikes through an eerily isolated neighborhood handing out religious pamphletsÂ chance upon a house with its front doorÂ hanging open suspended in place by the occasionalÂ wind. Wanting to satisfy their curiosity the boys decide to take a peek inside the house, a decision they will certainly come to regret in the years to come for what theirÂ prying eyes and immature minds fall upon will forever scar their adolescent souls. Before themÂ they bear witness to aÂ literal house of horrors their parents never prepared them for:Â several dead bodies bearing traces of chilling brutality lay sprawledÂ on the floors of the hallway and living room; a butcher knifeÂ soaked in blood sitting on a plain white kitchen countertop; a spent shotgun resting all by its lonesomeÂ on a floor like it never stood a chance; and the most telling and haunting image of all — lovely red rose petals strewn about the house in a display of love that was savagely displaced by the complete absence of any emotion over the course of oneÂ horrifying night. This is the same image that will come back to us at the end. It is a nightmare from which we can never fully awake.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the world of The Strangers.
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