List of films featuring home invasions

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In Suddenly (1954), Frank Sinatra plays an assassin who takes over a family's home as a venue to target the President of the United States.

There is a body of films that feature home invasions. Paula Marantz Cohen says, "Such films reflect an increased fear of the erosion of distinctions between private and public space... These films also reflect a sense that the outside world is more dangerous and unpredictable than ever before."[1] James Swallow, covering the 2002 film Panic Room, said that the subgenre of home invasion thrillers goes back to the 1950s and 1960s with films like The Desperate Hours and Wait Until Dark.[2]

List of films[edit]

Film Year Ref.
36 Ghante 1974 [3]
388 Arletta Avenue 2011 [4]
Aggression Scale, TheThe Aggression Scale 2012 [5]
Angst 1983 [6]
Black Christmas 1974 [7]
Black Christmas 2006 [7]
Boyz N the Hood 1991 [8]
Cable Guy, TheThe Cable Guy 1996 [9]
Cape Fear 1962 [10]
Cape Fear 1991 [10]
Cherry Tree Lane 2010 [11]
Clockwork Orange, AA Clockwork Orange 1971 [1]
Collector, TheThe Collector 2009 [8]
Curfew 1989 [8]
Dark Hours, TheThe Dark Hours 2005 [1]
Death Weekend 1976 [6]
Desperate Hours, TheThe Desperate Hours 1955 [12]
Desperate Hours 1990 [2]
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 [13]
Dial M for Murder 1954 [7]
Edukators, TheThe Edukators (German: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei) 2004 [14]
Fatal Attraction 1987 [15]
Fear 1996 [7]
Fear Inside, TheThe Fear Inside 1992 [6]
Fight for Your Life 1977 [16]
Firewall 2006 [8]
Friday the 13th Part 2 1981 [17]
Funny Games 1997 [1]
Funny Games 2008 [1]
Hand That Rocks the Cradle, TheThe Hand That Rocks the Cradle 1992 [15]
He Ran All the Way 1951 [12]
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1990 [18]
Hider in the House 1989 [7]
High Tension 2003 [19]
Home Alone[nb 1] 1990 [19]
Hostage 2005 [21]
House on the Edge of the Park, TheThe House on the Edge of the Park 1980 [6]
If I Die Before I Wake 1998 [6]
In Cold Blood 1967 [22]
In Their Skin 2012 [23]
Inside (French: À l'intérieur) 2007 [1]
Key Largo 1948 [24]
Kidnapped (Spanish: Secuestrados) 2010 [25]
Lady in a Cage 1964 [2]
Lakeview Terrace 2008 [8]
Last House on Dead End Street 1977 [16]
Last House on the Left, TheThe Last House on the Left 1972 [19]
Last House on the Left, TheThe Last House on the Left 2009 [8]
Law Abiding Citizen 2009 [26]
Manhunter 1986 [27]
Martyrs 2008 [8]
Mother's Day 2010 [28]
Night Holds Terror, TheThe Night Holds Terror 1955 [29]
No Good Deed 2014 [30]
Pacific Heights 1990 [15]
Panic Room 2002 [2]
Penthouse, TheThe Penthouse 1967 [31]
People Under the Stairs, TheThe People Under the Stairs 1991 [7]
Purge, TheThe Purge 2013 [32]
Ref, TheThe Ref 1994 [8]
Romper Stomper 1992 [33]
Silent House 2011 [34]
Single White Female 1992 [15]
Sorry, Wrong Number 1948 [7]
Strangers, TheThe Strangers 2008 [1]
Straw Dogs 1971 [35]
Straw Dogs 2011 [8]
Suddenly 1954 [36]
Supremacy 2014 [37]
Them (French: Ils) 2006 [1]
Tiger House 2015 [38]
Trespass 2011 [8]
Unbreakable 2000 [39]
Unlawful Entry 1992 [8]
Visiting Hours 1982 [40]
Wait Until Dark 1967 [2]
When a Stranger Calls 1979 [24]
When a Stranger Calls 2006 [41]
You're Next 2013 [32]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The family film lampoons the element of home invasion, which is more common in thriller films.[20]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e Swallow, James (2007). "House Arrest". Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher. Reynolds & Hearn. p. 169. ISBN 978-1-905287-30-7. 
  3. ^ Hischak, Thomas S. (2012). American Literature on Stage and Screen: 525 Works and Their Adaptations. McFarland. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-7864-9279-4. 
  4. ^ Huddleston, Tom (April 24, 2012). "388 Arletta Avenue". Time Out London. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ Warner, Kara (March 16, 2012). "SXSW Film Fest Full Of Chills, Thrills And Tears Of Laughter". MTV.com (MTV). Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e MacDonald, Alzena (2013). "'There's Blood on the Walls'". Murders and Acquisitions: Representations of the Serial Killer in Popular Culture. A&C Black. p. 184. ISBN 978-1-4411-7702-5. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Kemmerle, Karen (May 21, 2012). "Terror From Inside: 10 Home Invasion Classics". Tribeca Film Festival. Archived from the original on May 28, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Staff (June 4, 2013). "24 Frames: Home Invasion Movies". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ Welkos, Robert W. (June 25, 1996). "Humor Too Dark for Its Own Good?". Los Angeles Times. Stiller and Apatow envisioned a satire of psycho-thrillers such as 'Cape Fear,' 'Unlawful Entry' and 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.' 
  10. ^ a b Hark, Ina Rae (2003). "'Daddy, Where's the FBI Warning?': Constructing the Video Spectator". In Tinkcom, Matthew; Villarejo, Amy. Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies. Routledge. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-203-16519-5. 
  11. ^ Toto, Christian (January 27, 2013). "'Cherry Tree Lane' DVD Review: Home Invasion Thriller Teems with Class Resentment". Breitbart.com. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Lichtenfeld, Eric (2007). Action Speaks Louder: Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie. Wesleyan. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-8195-6801-4. 
  13. ^ Boozer, Jack (2008). Authorship in Film Adaptation. University of Texas Press. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-292-71853-1. 
  14. ^ Molitorisz, Sacha (May 13, 2005). "Children of the revolution". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  15. ^ a b c d Romney, Jonathan (2003). Atom Egoyan. BFI World Directors. British Film Institute. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-85170-876-8. 
  16. ^ a b Lovece, Frank (August 22, 2013). "Film Review: You're Next". Film Journal International. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  17. ^ Ebert, Roger (January 1, 1981). "Friday the 13th, Part 2". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  18. ^ Newman, Kim (2011). Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 316. ISBN 978-1-4088-1750-6. 
  19. ^ a b c Whitney, Erin (June 7, 2013). "How to Survive a Home Invasion (According to the Movies)". Moviefone. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ Sragow, Michael (December 23, 2010). "'Home Alone' is the Charles' post-Christmas gift for kids, parents and hipsters". The Baltimore Sun. For one sequence, the movie becomes a cat-and-mouse cartoon and a lampoon of home-invasion thrillers. 
  21. ^ Tobias, Scott (March 15, 2005). "Hostage | Film | Movie Review". The AV Club. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  22. ^ Ebert, Roger (2010). Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 514. ISBN 978-0-7407-9769-9. 
  23. ^ Harvey, Dennis (November 8, 2012). "Review: 'In Their Skin'". Variety. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  24. ^ a b Schneider, Steven Jay (2007). 100 European Horror Films. British Film Institute. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-84457-164-2. 
  25. ^ Rooney, David (June 15, 2011). "Kidnapped (Secuestrados): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  26. ^ Jenkins, Mark (October 15, 2009). "'Law Abiding Citizen': Revenge, Best Served Remotely". National Public Radio. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  27. ^ Wildermuth, Mark E. (2005). Blood in the Moonlight: Michael Mann and Information Age Cinema. McFarland & Company. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-7864-2059-9. 
  28. ^ Doupé, Tyler (June 9, 2014). "Mother’s Day (2010) – The Troma Classic Gets an Update". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  29. ^ "The Night Holds Terror (1955)". The New York Times. September 15, 1955. Retrieved 2015-02-11. 
  30. ^ Staff (August 26, 2014). "Lock Your Doors: 11 Terrifying Home Invasion Movies". fandango.com (Fandango). Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  31. ^ Hutchings, Peter (2009). "'I'm the Girl He Wants to Kill': The 'Women in Peril' Thriller in 1970s British Film and Television". Visual Culture in Britain 10 (1): 53–69. doi:10.1080/14714780802686571. 
  32. ^ a b Turek, Ryan (April 24, 2013). "Joel Silver Gets In On a Home Invasion Film of His Own". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  33. ^ Russell, Lawrence. "The Fourth Reich Is Within Us". Culture Court. Retrieved 2015-02-09. 
  34. ^ Costanza, Justine Ashley (March 8, 2012). "'Silent House' Review: Elizabeth Olsen Faces Home Invasion In Frightening Thriller". International Business Times. 
  35. ^ Mottram, James (2007). The Sundance Kids: How the Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Faber & Faber. p. 368. ISBN 978-0-86547-967-8. 
  36. ^ Jacobson, Matthew Frye; Gonzalez, Gaspar (2006). What Have They Built You to Do?: The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America. University of Minnesota Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-8166-4124-6. 
  37. ^ Lowe, Justin (June 20, 2014). "'Supremacy': LAFF Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  38. ^ Kemp, Stuart (February 25, 2014). "Dougray Scott Joins British Home Invasion Thriller 'Tiger House'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  39. ^ Hicks, Heather J. (2008). The Culture of Soft Work: Labor, Gender, and Race in Postmodern American Narrative. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-230-60823-8. 
  40. ^ McDonald, Mariko (May 18, 2009). "CANADIAN CLASSICKS: VISITING HOURS (1982)". Film Threat. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  41. ^ Whitney, Allison (2006). "Can you fear me now?: Cell phones and the American horror film". In Kavoori, Anandam P.; Arceneaux, Noah. The Cell Phone Reader: Essays in Social Transformation. Peter Lang Publishing. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-8204-7919-4.