Directed by: Bryan Bertino
Starring: Liv Tyler (Kristen), Scott Speedman (James), Gemma Ward (Dollface), Kip Weeks (Masked man), Laura Margolis (Pin-Up Girl), Glenn Howerton (Mike)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Home Invasion
Plot – Spoilers:
A couple return from a reception late in the night. The guy, James, isn’t sure if they’re a couple anymore as his wedding proposal just got painfully declined by Kristen. James is a type of traditionalist who believes in hoisting his girlfriend and carrying her around for a while before proposing. He also believes that rose petals and candles are the perfect way to spend the aftermath of a successful proposal. Kristen is polite but firm in her refusals and is now trying to figure the cleanest way to wade out of the guilt she feels for embarrassing him. James meanwhile continues to add to the mounting awkwardness by lighting her a fire and offering to head out to fetch her some cigarettes.
Kristen by nature doesn’t appreciate loud unexpected sounds and often shudders in response. So not ideal when there are a succession of eerie, loud knocks at the door. It’s the dead of night out in the middle of nowhere and she’s alone at home – all of a sudden, Kristen, who’d spent the best part of the day figuring how to get rid of James can’t wait for him to be back and to protect her. As for James, he reckons this is his moment.