As this friends gets closer to the where the couple are hiding, it is clear that they are unaware of the identity of this figure. Due to this, as the friend enters the room they are in, James immediately shoots him in the head with his dads shotgun. The uncanny can materialise as something that is previously known but has been repressed. Home invasion surfaces this uncanny repressed evil that is within everyone. In the case of The Strangers, James uses the shotgun to kill his friend. The uncanny highlights his repressed evil, produced by the home invasion.