The Strangers

Synopsis: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.
Director(s): Bryan Bertino
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min


emergency? Are you there?

There... There are people here.

Okay, calm down. Where are

you? What's your address?

I don't know.

Are you in danger?

Yes. Yes.

What's your name?


We need help.

Okay. Can you tell me

what street you're on?

I don't know

where we are.

Jordan, who

are you with?

We went into the house. We found people.

You found who, Jordan?

Who did you find?

There's blood

on the walls.

Help us! Help us!

Jordan. Jordan, calm down.

It's everywhere.

Jordan, what happened?

There's blood


When did you do all this?

Today. With Mike.

When you were with the girls.

I thought you'd like it.

You can have this room. I'm

gonna get set up out there.

Yeah, I don't know

about the tub.

Didn't know if the roses

go in first or after.

Yeah, I don't

know either.


Let me.

Thank you.


Mike, it's me. We're at the house now.

I... I know you're fucking drunk,

maybe you're asleep now, but...


. I'll tell you when

I see you, but things...

They didn't work out

the way I planned at all.


I'm going to need you to

come out here and get me.

Just whenever you wake up in the

morning. I'm going to give her the car.

Just call me when

you get this, okay?

I know it's a bitch to

come all the way out here

but, sorry,

this sucks. Okay.



Come outside

with me.

I only wanted

to dance with you.

We're dancing

right now.


You're a jerk.

You're a jerk.

Oh, it's freezing.

Let's get in the car.

Wait a second.


I just want to

tell you something.

What do you

wanna tell me?

I remember the first

time I ever saw you.

It's really nice,

everything you did.

It's beautiful.



I can't keep it.

I can't take it back.


Just take it, please.


Your clothes are in the

bedroom, if you want.

I wanna wear this.

You know, I only get to wear it

tonight. It makes me feel pretty.

You are pretty.

I'm so sorry it wasn't the

way you thought it would be.

I'm really sorry.

Well, what do we do now?

I don't know.

I'm just not

ready yet.


James, please...


Talk to me.


This is embarrassing.

You are my girl.

What is it, like,

.00 in the morning?



Is Tamara here?

No. No, you got

the wrong house.

You sure?

Yeah. I'm sorry.

See you later.

That was weird.


You know, people get lost

out here. Should I go get her?

She seemed okay. I mean, I think

she would've said if she wasn't.

It's cold out there.

I'm out of cigarettes.

I'll go get

you some more.

I didn't mean that.

You don't have to.

I'll just go to sleep.

I'm tired, anyway.

No, you won't.

I'll try.

It's all right, I want to

drive for a while, anyway.

Let me light

you a fire.

I was thinking when

you were taking a bath.

I want you to take

the car back tomorrow.

What do you mean?

I don't think a road trip's

a good idea right now.

I called Mike. He's gonna come

out and get me in the morning.

Are you sure

that's what you want?


Okay, I'll be back.

If you want, we

can talk some more.

We don't have

to. Okay?

You gonna be

okay here?

Yeah, I'll be fine.


Thanks for lighting

me a fire.




Tamara home?

You already

came by here.

Are you sure?

Oh, come on.

James, where are you?

That girl came back.

That girl, I mean, she

keeps knocking on the door.

What do you mean?

I heard her voice.

No, I didn't

open the door.

I don't know.

The battery is dead.

I'm charging it right now.

Okay, okay.

I just want you

to come home, okay?

No, I'm fine, but just, you know, hurry.

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Bryan Bertino

Bryan Michael Bertino (born October 17, 1977) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. best known as the writer/director of The Strangers (2008), as well as writing its 2018 sequel, The Strangers: Prey at Night, with Ben Ketai. more…

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