Need some movie and TV show recommendations to celebrate the spooky season the right way? Stephen King is a great resource. The author obviously knows a thing or two about scary stories and often uses social media to comment on both new and old films that he particularly enjoys. Last week, for example, he singled out director Bruce MacDonald. Pontypool as a “true creepy show”, and now he’s been extremely complimentary of Brian Duffield’s new alien home invasion thriller. No one will save you.
Last Friday, the film, starring Kaitlyn Dever and featuring only one line of dialogue during its entire run, became a Hulu exclusive. It received critical acclaim, with many noting Dever’s stunning performance, and now Stephen King has joined the chorus. The author apparently watched the film over the weekend and expressed his personal thoughts. Twitter Accounts:
Written and directed by Brian Duffield (Spontaneous), No one will save you Kaitlyn Dever plays Brynn Adams, a young woman who lives in near isolation and is ostracized in her hometown after an incident that happened during her childhood. Although she is filled with grief and guilt for her past, she tries to live as cheerfully as possible… but the world she has created is destroyed when alien visitors invade her home.
As Stephen King points out, there really is nothing like it in modern Hollywood. It’s a brilliant implementation of showing rather than telling, and the story it unfolds can be outrageous, wild, scary and emotional.
Regarding the mention in King’s tweet, “Invaders” was the fifteenth episode of the original series. Twilight Zonesecond season. The story centers on a woman (Agnes Moorehead) who lives alone in the wilderness and must fight a pair of aliens who invade her home. Like No one will save youthe tale, written by Richard Matheson, contains no dialogue. It’s available to watch with a Paramount+ subscription, but you can also watch it with ads via Freevee.
If you’re wondering why Stephen King is so fascinated No one will save you, you can check it out and see for yourself (though you should do yourself a favor and wait to press play until it’s nighttime and you’ve turned off all the lights). If you like horror movies and want to experience what will undoubtedly be considered one of the best horror films of the year, put your Hulu subscription to good use. After watching, you can come back here to CinemaBlend and read our breakdown of the wild ending.