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Explore your worst fears imaginable with this shocking suspense thriller inspired by disturbing true events. After a 4 a.m. knock at the door and a haunting voice, Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler) and James Hoyt's (Scott Speedman) remote getaway becomes a psychological night of terror as three masked strangers invade. Now they must go far beyond what they thought themselves capable of if they hope to survive.
  • The Element of Terror (HD)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • BD-Live
  • Contains both Theatrical and Extended versions of the film

customer Reviews

 Average rating (17 reviews)

 Terror at its best

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Focuses on the psychological part of horror rather than blood, guts and mindless gore. It is geniuinely frightening if you can place yourself in the characters situation and it is a fantastic watch.

If you liked Vacancy you will absolutely love this movie.

 Effective thriller which looks great on Blu Ray

| | See all Jimbo69's reviews (7)

I imported the region free American version a couple of months back and the picture is utterly amazing. Deep blacks and solid colours, great detail, but it's the uncompressed soundtrack which really shines. Will scare the living daylights out of you if you crank it up. It almost sounds like someone's trying to break into your own home.

 A good horror which will look amazing on Blu-Ray!

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I never watch these types of films but I watched this and it has changed my whole view on the horror genre. I used to think all horrors were the same; monster/psycho chases victim(s), later catches them and slashes them to pieces creating as much gore as possible. This is nothing like that! There's hardly any gore in it until the end and for that I would only give it a 12 certificate. It's a 15 because there's alot of psychological horror and quite a bit of swearing. Overall a good film and great acting! Worth a watch for any type of film lover. Ignore all the bad reviews on the DVD page of this film because they probably didn't watch the whole of this film because they got too scared!

 Well worth a look

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I rented this. It is genuinely scary and the sound effects are used well. Certainly a low budget movie and agree it could have finished better/had more point, but it is a horror and does what it says on the tin. I would certainly rent, wouldn't buy at £18, but you should enjoy this. I only recognised Liv Tyler in the extremely small cast.

 Great Idea!

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I gave this 3 stars but it's more like 3 1/2.
Not a horror movie or the usual bloodfests like Hostel or saw, this is a "terror" movie, and it works well inside this Genre. The only problem with "this" terror movie is that in between the psychological edge of the seat "action" there isn't much else going on, mostly because there's only two characters in the house, and the "sub script" sets the movie up in a very sombre mood.
This isn't some house sitting in the middle of nowhere, granted there's no "next door" neighbours, but the phones still work, and they have a car, which adds to the point that it could happen to anyone. If you have a DVD player with a good scaler then maybe the standard disk would be a better buy as much of this movie is very dark, although the BD sound is great (the FX team put in some good work doing the screams banging etc, take a look at the special features) and the picure is top quality, far better than Babylon AD which I bought at the same time.

ActorsLiv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward, Glenn Howerton, Laura Margolis, Kip Weeks, Sterling Beaumon, Alex Fisher, Peter Clayton-Luce & Jordan Del Spina
DirectorBryan Bertino
Certificate15 years and over
ScreenWidescreen 2.35:1
LanguagesEnglish - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1)
Additional LanguagesFrench ; Spanish
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired ; French ; Spanish
Duration1 hour and 31 minutes (approx)