This Friday the latest home invasion movie hits theaters, The Strangers, which follows a couple in a remote suburban house who are targeted by three dangerous masked strangers. The resulting clashes force the couple to go well beyond what they thought themselves capable of in order to survive.
Last week Scott Speedman phoned SpookyDan to chat about the upcoming home invasion flick THE STRANGERS, which arrives in theaters everywhere Friday (May 30) from Rogue Pictures. He was enthusiastic about his part as he told us that what really make it scary is how believable the film is.
”I feel like this is so different from UNDERWORLD,” he tells Bloody-Disgusting. “It feels much more personal, and like it could absolutely happen. There was something about this that set it apart in such a major way. During the first 30 pages of the script you really have no idea what kind of film this is. (Director) [Bryan] Bertino planned the slow burn aspect right from the start; I don’t think he wanted you to get comfortable. As I was reading the script I got up and locked the door, I was pretty freaked out!”
Earlier this year another home invasions film hit theaters (WIP’s FUNNY GAMES, talked about the differences between FUNNY GAMES AND THE STRANGERS.
“I thought Funny Games was hilarious, it’s a satire more than a horror movie. Its hilarious, I was rooting for the people to get killed. You can certainly make a comparison to THE STRANGERS, but really its just plot, and that’s where the similarity ends. I personally am not the biggest expert of horror films, but I can only tell you from reading and watching it, it really is the scariest film I have ever seen, it’s just a really, really great take on these kinds of films!”
Speedman wrapped up with his thoughts on the UNDERWORLD series going further. “I think my time as an UNDERWORLD guy is over. The story can always change, but I think this third one will be the last.”
THE STRANGERS hits theaters everywhere this Friday (May 30).
i don't think scott speedman has seen funny games