The original The Strangers film was schlocky horror … but it was schlocky horror that worked. What happens when you make a sequel 10 years later that has no real ties to the original?
You get The Strangers: Prey at Night.
Simple premise. A family on vacation gets stalked by three masked weirdos looking to murder them. Shenanigans ensue.
The only difference between this film and something shot with zero budget for a horror film festival is just that: money and talent. This is a bad horror film that somehow manages to take an amazing cast (for a horror film) and make it a bad, forgettable horror film with cursory ties to the original. It’s not shocking, considering it has a Die Hard type history of taking an unrelated project and converting it to the older franchise.
Recommendation to avoid at all costs.
A handful of EPK pieces are the highlight.
presents . Directed by Johannes Roberts. Written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. Starring Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison. Run Time: 85 minutes. Rated. Released on 6.5.18
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