Violent scenes in Liv Tyler's new movie THE STRANGERS are so realistic, test audiences fled cinemas fearing the actress was being killed for real.
Tyler and Scott Speedman play a couple terrorised and held hostage in their own home by a group of masked intruders.
The film is based on a real event, and contains graphic scenes of violence, that left Tyler battered and bruised and filmgoers terrified.
The actress explains, "I was literally covered in bruises for half the year. It was as far as I could push myself in every way: physically, emotionally, mentally.
"I remember the producer calling me and saying that the audiences freaked out because they thought it was a snuff film."