Home Invasion

Home Invasion

20 Episodes

Home is where the terror is in these unsettling explorations of one of our most primal fears: an unwanted intrusion into the sanctity of one’s own home. It’s a disquieting premise that has inspired filmmakers for decades, as seen in these gripping noir classics (THE DESPERATE HOURS, IN COLD BLOOD), paranoid explorations of surveillance and technology (THE ANDERSON TAPES, DEMON SEED), boundary-pushing art-house provocations (VIOLENCE AT NOON, FUNNY GAMES), and shockingly visceral horror nightmares (ANGST, INSIDE). Ranging from darkly comic to nerve-shreddingly intense, these films are profoundly disturbing because they suggest that nowhere, not even your own home, is truly safe.

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Home Invasion
  • Home Invasion Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Blind Alley

    Episode 2

    Directed by Charles Vidor • 1939 • United States
    Starring Chester Morris, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Dvorak

    One of the very first Hollywood films that could be described as a noir, this brisk psychological thriller stars Chester Morris as an inmate who escapes from prison and hides out in the home of a ...

  • The Desperate Hours

    Episode 3

    Directed by William Wyler • 1955 • United States
    Starring Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy

    The idyllic image of 1950s suburban American is startlingly upended in this gripping thriller, adapted from a play by Joseph Hayes (which was inspired by true events) and masterfully directed...

  • Private Property

    Episode 4

    Directed by Leslie Stevens • 1960 • United States
    Starring Warren Oates, Corey Allen, Kate Manx

    Two homicidal Southern California drifters (played to creepy perfection by Warren Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly perfect Beverly Hills home of unhappy housewife Ann...

  • Viridiana

    Episode 5

    Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1961 • Spain
    Starring Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal

    Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican, Luis Buñuel’s irreverent vision of life as a beggar’s banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it, novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain ...

  • Cul-de-sac

    Episode 6

    Directed by Roman Polanski • 1966 • United Kingdom
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander

    Roman Polanski orchestrates a mental ménage à trois in this slyly absurd tale of paranoia from the director’s golden 1960s period. Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac star as a with...

  • Violence at Noon

    Episode 7

    Directed by Nagisa Oshima • 1966 • Japan

    Violence at Noon concerns the odd circumstances surrounding a horrific murder and rape spree. In a twist, the film is as much about the two women who protect the violent man, his wife and a former victim, as it is about him. Containing more than two thous...

  • In Cold Blood

    Episode 8

    Directed by Richard Brooks • 1967 • United States
    Starring Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

    Truman Capote’s best seller, a breakthrough narrative account of real-life crime and punishment, became an equally chilling film in the hands of writer-director Richard Brooks. Cast for their uns...

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Episode 9

    Directed by George A. Romero • 1968 • United States
    Starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman

    Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of...

  • The Anderson Tapes

    Episode 10

    Directed by Sidney Lumet • 1971 • United States
    Starring Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam

    A prescient vision of the rise of the surveillance state, this paranoid heist thriller stars Sean Connery as Duke Anderson, an ex-con just out of prison who hatches a daring scheme to rob every unit...

  • The Visitors

    Episode 11

    Directed by Elia Kazan • 1972 • United States
    Starring Patrick McVey, Patricia Joyce, James Woods

    The penultimate film by legendary director Elia Kazan is a gritty, intensely disturbing independent project shot on 16 mm in and around the Kazan family’s own home. On a snowy winter’s day at their ...

  • Black Christmas

    Episode 12

    Directed by Bob Clark • 1974 • Canada
    Starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder

    In 1974, a low-budget nightmare filmed in Toronto was unleashed upon theaters and revolutionized horror cinema. A now-legendary film among genre aficionados, the groundbreaking BLACK CHRISTMAS was not only t...

  • Demon Seed

    Episode 13

    Directed by Donald Cammell • 1977 • United States
    Starring Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham

    Susan Harris (Julie Christie) is alone in the house when, suddenly, doors lock, windows slam shut, and the phone stops working. Susan is trapped by an intruder—but this is no ordinary thug. Her...

  • The Plumber

    Episode 14

    Directed by Peter Weir • 1979 • Australia

    A mysterious tradesman (Ivar Kants) shows up unbidden at the home of an academic couple (Judy Morris, Robert Colby) and proceeds over the next few days to disassemble their bathroom and related fixtures. The wife seems particularly disturbed by the man's...

  • Angst

    Episode 15

    Directed by Gerald Kargl • 1983 • Austria
    Starring Erwin Leder, Silvia Rabenreither, Edith Rosset

    This forgotten classic from the fringes of the slasher genre is a gorgeously stylized and shockingly visceral experience. Erwin Leder plays a maniacal killer based on real-life serial murderer Werne...

  • To Sleep with Anger

    Episode 16

    Directed by Charles Burnett • 1990 • United States

    A slow-burning masterwork of the early 1990s, this third feature by Charles Burnett is a singular piece of American mythmaking. In a towering performance, Danny Glover plays the enigmatic southern drifter Harry, a devilish charmer who turns up o...

  • Bad Influence

    Episode 17

    Directed by Curtis Hanson • 1990 • United States
    Starring Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane

    Weak-willed Los Angeles yuppie Michael Boll (James Spader) finds his life transformed when he meets a mysterious stranger named Alex (Rob Lowe), whose charm and confidence gradually rub off on him. As Ale...

  • Funny Games

    Episode 18

    Directed by Michael Haneke • 1997 • Austria
    Starring Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch

    Michael Haneke’s most notorious provocation, FUNNY GAMES spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. ...

  • Them
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    Episode 19

    Them

    Episode 19

    Directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud • 2006 • France, Romania
    Starring Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca

    In this nerve-shredding exercise in pure suspense, Clémentine (Olivia Bonamy) and Lucas (Michaël Cohen), a young French couple living in the country outside of Bucharest, Roman...

  • Inside

    Episode 20

    Directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury • 2007 • France
    Starring Béatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis, Nathalie Roussel

    One of the most intense, uncompromisingly visceral works of the New French Extremity movement, the debut feature from Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury is a harrowing and ...