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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 11 July 2013
After being urged to watch this by a close friend, I went into the film knowing very little about it, other than it supposedly being very good.
All I can say is wow!

**This review is for the film only**

The plot is fairly simple, this is a home invasion film a bit like "The Strangers" "Funny Games" and "The Purge" It is about a couple who have just lost their 3-year-old son to a drowning accident. During their grief, they are awoken early in the morning by a panicked young woman banging on their door, she claims that she is being chased buy strange men wearing gas masks, so the couple let her in and try to phone the police. Shortly after, the strange mask wearing men break into the couples house and carry away the terrified young woman, before turning their attentions to the grieving couple. A long nights fight for survival ensues and every-time the mask wearing men are nearby, a strange static noise seems to follow them.

The premise of this film has been done so many times before but none so as effective as this. It is worth watching very closely as the brilliant twist at the end reveals all of the little hints and clues that the film gives you throughout.

The film is well shot, well acted and is as tense as you can get.
The main villains, wearing weird looking gas masks, never speak and are just plain creepy.

Of the 3 films I likened it to earlier, The Strangers I did like but the ending was terrible and ruined the whole film for me, Funny Games was pretty good and The Purge (to say what a huge smash hit it has been) was majorly disappointing. This film which seems to have quietly slipped under most peoples radar, is better than all 3 of these others put together.

The twist at the end is so clever and unexpected that it leaves you thinking about it for days after. And at least in this film (Unlike The Strangers) everything does get explained at the death.

There are elements here of true horror and yet in some parts the film, it almost takes a sci-fi route but one thing is for sure, it is definitely fast paced and at times pretty scary and will have you on the edge of your seat throughout.

Definitely one of the better horror films to come out in recent times and without doubt, the best "Home invasion" movie I have seen to date.

Recommended.

9/10
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on 19 April 2014
Addie & Johnathan Dade have moved from the city in favour of a quieter life in the country.But life is far from perfect,as they're both struggling to deal with the death of thier very young son.
They are woken in the early hours by Rachel,who has broken down & says she's being followed by people wearing gas masks.They agree to let her stay,but it's not long before her pursuers come & get her.
What follows is a dark,creepy & quite a tense home invasion plot,but Rachel was there for a reason & that's to help,to make Addie & Jonathan face the truth.
At this point it would be very easy to ruin the film,let's just say it's a pretty satisfying reveal towards the end.I watched this about a year ago & didn't think much of it but this time it clicked.
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on 10 May 2014
I really like this film. It has a vary varied rating and that made me curious. If you love a twist, you'll enjoy this film. I think the ending was great but could have been even better without saying too much, still, definitely worth a watch!
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on 25 December 2015
Highly recommended; I think everyone would enjoy this movie. Sara Paxton is a great actress. This movie has such an unexpected twist; nothing like I thought it would be at all. Very original and a great story; very emotional in parts.
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on 17 April 2014
Found the film engaged me from the start, and kept me gripped. The final scene wasn't what i was expecting but I've been left thinking about it so pretty thought provoking for me. ,o)
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on 26 April 2014
Although I guessed the end, it was so beautifully acted, and directed I loved it. Suspenseful and poignant; a mixture of Thriller, Horror, Action and Drama - wonderful!
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on 24 May 2015
My heart raced throughout this film. I shed a few surprising tears at the end. It is worth watching. I am still thinking about the ending.
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on 28 February 2014
I thought this was a really good film. It created a great atmosphere, the 2 leads played it out to the hilt, and a great twist.
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on 13 February 2016
As described, many thanks.
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There are plenty of good home invasion flicks out there, Funny Games, The Strangers and the brilliant You're Next being a few examples. However Static manages to bring something a bit different to the party.

Milo Ventimiglia (the good looking dude from Heroes) and his wife live in a BIG house. Remember the house from Home Alone? Double it. They've recently lost their young son in a tragic drowning and one quiet night they are visited by a mysterious stranger. Who is she and where is she from? And who are the other mysterious strangers she brings with her? All will be revealed eventually.

The film doesn't hang around, it gets pretty much straight into the creepiness and there are a few good jump out of your seat moments as it moves along. The ending will appeal more to some people than others but personally I liked it, rounded it all off nicely. Top stuff.
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