Home invasion is one of the most popular genres of cinema worldwide. Almost every major film producing country has their signature brand of home invasion movies. Young filmmakers are trying to bring in elements of comedy, drama and deep psychology and blending it into the already popular genre. Let’s have a look into some of the most watched and talked about films of this twisted genre. Here is the list of top home horror invasion movies. You can watch some of these best home invasion movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. The Strangers (2008)
The film starts on a personal note with tension mounting up within a couple due to a proposal gone wrong. As they say troubles never come alone, their evening of fun was just about getting started. ‘The Strangers’ have all the usual trappings to qualify as a basic home invasion movie. Even the disastrous ending was pretty much expected. The catch of the film is in the unflinching evilness of the havoc creators. On being asked, “Why are you doing this to us?” one of the masked perpetrators matter-of-factly replies ‘because you were home’. Also the fact that the masked maniacs were visibly younger than those being hunted adds a disturbing dimension to the whole narrative. Full on engaging and reasonably fast paced it ensures that your time is well spent.
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9. The Guest (2014)
It relies heavily on its charismatic male lead, Dan Stevens, to get the job done. To elaborate more on this – Dan Steven’s character charms his way into an unsuspecting family bearing the heavy burden of losing their eldest son in service. He introduces himself as a colleague of their beloved son and gets comfortable around the house pretty soon much to the annoyance of the father and the raising suspicion of the elder daughter. Initially he behaves like a messiah on a mission to protect the family from any kind of harm but when his real identity is finally revealed, it was already too late. The film picks up pace like a horse in a race from that point onward and maintains its momentum right till the volatile ending. As mentioned earlier the film works mainly because of the effortless manipulation of the grey shaded protagonist who is extreme both in his affections and hatred.