By Alex Smith
You can read Part One: Novels, here. Alex Smith is the author of HIVE, an urban home invasion-bio-horror novella.
Below is the continuation of my brief exploration into the home invasion narrative. Here, I focus on film. I mentioned in my interview with Jonathan Raab that The Strangers had a major impact on me, which I discuss in a bit more detail here.
Again, here’s to hoping that you might find something of interest on this list.
Straw Dogs (1971) – dir. Sam Pekinpah
It wasn’t until HIVE was in its nth revision that I noticed the stunning similarities with Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs. A couple move to the UK countryside to build a home for themselves. Dustin Hoffman plays a mathematician. Mild-mannered, humble, and a man of the mind, his lack of physicality and cerebral nature become a target for the jibes and bullying of the locals working on his house—one of whom is his wife’s ex-boyfriend. Continue reading “The Home Invasion – Part Two: Movies”