Episode 112. Intruder Alert: Them (2006) & The Strangers (2008)

Lock your doors and check your windows because some uninvited guests are on their way. In this episode, Andrea and Alex explore the origins and hyperbole around the home invasion sub-genre and why there may be more to fear than those trying to break in. 
 
 
Class of 2022 Merch is here! Get our limited edition design with art by Laura Hokstad on whatever TeePublic can print it on.
 
Toronto Live Show! Come see us at The Garrison in Toronto on December 7 to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Tickets are PWYC with all proceeds going to Sistering.

REQUIRED READING

Ils/Them. Dir. David Moreau and Xavier Palud, 2006. 
The Strangers. Dir. Bryan Bertino, 2008. 
 

EXTRA CREDIT

The Lonely Villa, dir. D.W. Griffith (1909). The first home invasion horror film?
 
Hoodies Strike Fear in British Cinema – Jane Graham’s piece for The Guardian on the rise of Hoodie Horror.
 
Simulacra and Simulation – Jean Beaudrillard’s treatise on how the real is transformed into media. 
 
We Fear Each Other When Guns Themselves are the Real Danger – A reevaluation of what we have to fear when it comes to home invasion and why. 
 
History of Home Invasion movies – Remember when people actually posted content on Tumblr? T.L. Bodine does.

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