Ils has come to represent precisely what I look for in a horror film: real fears approached in a minimalistic fashion that rely, in part, on the subject matter, as opposed to jump scares or a hackneyed score to frighten the viewer. Ils is pure, unbridled tension, and for that very reason it makes my inaugural film for the Horror Squad Movie Club.
So if you're looking to watch a new horror flick this weekend, seek out a copy of Ils (it can be found on Netflix Watch Instantly), turn off the lights, and participate in the third Horror Squad Movie Club. If you're a Twitter obsessed nerd like me, you can discuss the film on Twitter using the hashtag #hsmovieclub. If you're game, watch The Strangers afterward. Not only will it provide a good contrast, it might help with the discussion on Monday, where I'm sure to bring it up.