365 Days of Film
002. | ils (2006)
”Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to a strange noise. They’re not alone, as a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.”
★★★ (3 out of 5)
‘ils’, or ‘Them’, is one fine horror film brought to us from France. By just reading the synopsis, it’s apparent the premise is familiar territory. Yet while the story is nothing groundbreaking, the movie itself shows it’s all in the execution. At 74 minutes, it’s not a very long film; but it still finds the time to slowly build suspense in a terrific manner. There are a few cheap jump scares included, but the bleak atmosphere really sets the mood. Not to mention; the conclusion is disorienting and unbelievably tense. If you’re a fan of The Strangers, you’ll absolutely love this one. Even if you’re not, I’d still say check it out!