Daily Archives: October 21, 2008

“The Strangers” on DVD

I should start by saying that the version of “The Strangers” that is coming out today on DVD is not the same one Christine and I saw in the theatre in June. The DVD cut of the movie is unrated and from everything I’ve read, that would make it ten thousand times scarier!

And with a movie this downright freaky, that is really saying something. Not only is “The Strangers” unnervingly quiet, but the sounds that are there rival “The Orphanage” in their goosebump-inducing impact. Seriously, even the knocks on the door in this movie will give you nightmares…just chilling!

Another thing we loved is that the concept here is so simple: troubled couple terrorized by strangers in the middle of nowhere. There is no goopy dialouge or clunky character arcs, this is a classic, old school scary movie that does what it’s supposed to do — scare you shitless! — and does it beautifully.

Trust me when I tell you that Christine and I were not the only ones screaming out loud in the theatre. This is one of those weirdly realistic films that gets under your skin way more than something supernatural ever could.

Sure, we might not be as pretty as Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler, but almost everything that happens to them in this movie could happen to us. Or you…or, well…now I’m getting all scared again just thinking about it!

Anyway, check it out on DVD and let me know what you think. Oh, and for the Liv Tyler haters out there — I happen to live with one. Christine likes to say that the reason Tyler is so good in this movie is because she doesn’t talk much. Ha! — rest assured that her performance here is probably one of the finest she’s ever committed to film.

Seriously, Tyler plays a sweaty, freaked-out chick like nobody’s business, baby. And those eyes…wow…must have been something in that Rivendell water.

So if you’re looking for some rocking seasonal scares, check out “The Strangers” today. And for the love of God, do not watch this movie alone!

We saw it together and still had to double and triple check all the doors and windows before going to bed. Yes, it’s that scary…


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Yeti footprints found in Himalayas!

OK, this story could be as phony as that fake-ass Bigfoot “corpse” they discovered in Georgia recently, but if the Yeti footprints pictured below are for real, then, wow…this Yeti, for one, will be very pleased indeed!

Discovered by the rocking Japanese team from the Yeti Project Japan during a grueling 42-day expedition to theĀ  Himalayan peak of Dhaulagiri IV, the footprints — shown larger in the first pic above and on the left, in comparison to a human footprint, in the other shot — are said to be irrefutable proof of the mythical Yeti’s existence. Awesome!!

So while Yeti Project Japan leader, Yoshiteru Takahashi, prepares to head back up the mountain for more scientific proof, and maybe even some video this time, the Bigfoot and Yeti geeks of the world — myself wholeheartedly included! — will be waiting breathlessly to see if this Yeti footprint is the one that sticks, and finally silences all those non-believing haters out there.

Grrrr…go, Yeti!!


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