Thursday, October 7, 2010
Classic Horror Films - Day 7 (STRAW DOGS - 1971)
A young American (Dustin Hoffman) and his English wife (Susan George) come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. He is bullied and his wife is attacked. And he is very meek and non-confrontational, but then he gets pushed to far and decides to fight back. Things get nasty when that happens. And it's on after that. Quite violent and bloody from director Sam Peckinpah. Hoffman is top notch as David, as he goes from timid to hard core before the movie is over. And George delivers a solid performance as well.