by Glenn Packard

<2016 UPDATED> TRAILERS INCLUDED-2016 was the year of the Home Invasion Horror films with Don’t Breathe, Hush, & Intruders making a killing at the box office and in your homes. I have to say this list of my TOP 10 Home Invasion horror movies was hard to put in order of the best. I realize that this sub genre of horror is my favorite kind of horror film to watch.  I mean the films on this list, you can’t go wrong with. I can watch these top 10 over and over again, do you agree? Which ones did I miss? Which is your #1 Home Invasion Horror?


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1.  INSIDE “À l’intérieur”tumblr_mbwla4CwxI1qzdglao1_500

In this French horror, 4 months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.  This has got to be my number one pick, just because you watch with any female they will want to kill you after for making them watch this movie.  Its got some great scenes in this grade A horror.


2.  KIDNAPPED “Secuestrados”Kidnapped-poster

Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards.  I almost had to put this Spanish film as my number 1 choice, the acting is superb, and the way its filmed is unbelievable, i think i counted like 12 edits in the whole film.  The director takes you threw a journey as thou you are with this family being invaded.


3.  THE STRANGERSstrangers_ver10

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.  Extremely intense and ending you just didn’t expect.  Would they hurry up and film part 2 already.


4.  THEM (Ils)Them

This French film has Lucas and Clementine living peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise… they’re not alone… and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.





A reclusive author (Kate Siegel) who went deaf as a teenager finds herself hunted by a deranged masked killer inside her isolated home, sending her into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in order to survive the night.

6.  HIGH TENSION “Haute tension”high_tension

Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on vacation at Alexa’s parents’ country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway.  This French film has a twist you didnt see coming.


7.  YOU’RE NEXTYoureNext-large

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.  You gotta love a horror movie were girls kick ass.



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Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he’s an easy target, the trio invades the man’s secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.

9.  FUNNY GAMES (1997)1997-funny-games-movie-film-cinema-poster-art

Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic “games” with one another for their own amusement.  Even thou this Austrian film is more of a thriller, you cant help but get involved with the emotions of this family and what they go thru.  There is a scene with the mother were I think the camera shot stay on her for what seems to be like 10 minutes, and that I cant erase that scene from my brain. AMAZING!  This film and Kidnapped are a lot alike.  And the foreign version is better then the USA version.


10.  THE COLLECTORcollector_xlg

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer’s country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.  I think this movie came out of nowhere, and it was a surprise to a lot of people how good it was.



Maytrs, Intruders, Fear, The Last House on the Left, The Purge

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