Them (Ils) Review
Written by: AgingHorrorFan
Ranks with the original Halloween and Black Christmas as one of the best of the genre. This superb horror thriller -- and an inspiration for The Strangers, I'm sure -- breaks violently into your consciousness, robbing you of all sense of security.
The film is scary, almost unbearably so, without using gore and gruesome shocks. Its spareness is its strength. There's no time wasted and no showy effects to detract from the situation -- just sheer tension.
The final 20 minutes contain some of the best, uncontrived twists of any post-Sixth Sense American suspense film. But there is a good reason for that, as the co-directors reveal with a shocking epilogue.