Eight years have passed since Bryan Bertino’s The Strangers sent shockwaves throughout the horror community, and in that time talk of a sequel has been constant. However, for whatever reason nothing ever seemed to get off the ground until recently, and because no property is ever truly dead anymore we now have The Strangers: Prey at Night, with an all-new cast terrorized by the same masked freaks.
Johannes Roberts, who had a pretty decent genre hit with 47 Meters Down, takes the helm this time, with Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, and Martin Henderson as the prey stalked in a deserted mobile home. Emma Bellomy, Damian Maffei, and Lea Enslin are the ones doing the hunting.
I’ll be honest, there isn’t much here that looks different from the first movie, which makes sense considering Bertino co-wrote the sequel’s script. But I hope there are at least a few new touches they are keeping well-hidden because nobody wants a straight-up rehash.
The Strangers: Prey at Night opens March 9th.