Home Invasion

Home Invasion

11 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

  • Private Property

    Episode 2

    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 3

    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 ...

  • Violence at Noon

    Episode 4

    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...

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Episode 5

    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 Visitors

    Episode 6

    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 7

    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...

  • The Plumber

    Episode 8

    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 9

    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...

  • Funny Games

    Episode 10

    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 11

    Them

    Episode 11

    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...