'The Strangers: Prey at Night' Gets First Teaser Trailer
The follow-up to the 2008 home invasion film The Strangers has just got its first trailer, which [...]
The follow-up to the 2008 home invasion film The Strangers has just got its first trailer, which you can watch above. The Strangers: Prey at Night hits theaters on March 9, 2018.
The film follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and after the power goes out they decide to hunker down for the night in a borrowed trailer. Under the cover of darkness, three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit.
Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman and Martin Henderson star in the film, with the killers being played by Emma Bellomy as Dollface, Lea Enslin as Pin-Up Girl and Damian Maffei as the Man in the Mask.
Rather than being a sequel to the original film, Prey at Night will serve as a reboot of sorts, telling an all-new tale of terror.
The film is directed by Johannes Roberts, who made a big splash earlier this year with his shark thriller 47 Meters Down.
"I love [Strangers writer/director Bryan] Bertino's film, I think it's an amazing movie and tonally this movie is going to fit very well into that universe," Roberts gushed to Dread Central. "It has a real strong emotional heart, which the first one did, and it has a very cool retro feel to it, a lot of sort of references."
"I mean, I always bring a lot of John Carpenter with me because that's what I grew up on, but also maybe going back a bit earlier to the seventies movies, from Don't Look Now to Duel, the Spielberg movie, even Christine a bit, the John Carpenter movie," Roberts revealed of how his film compares to the previous installment. "All of these influences are finding their way into the movie, but I think it's going to be a real fantastic movie. I'm super excited about it."
Given that some of the biggest hits in the world of horror of the last few years have featured supernatural elements, like IT or films from the Conjuring universe, Strangers: Prey at Night marks a return to a traditional slasher.
Check out The Strangers: Prey at Night when it hits theaters on March 9, 2018.
[H/T Bloody Disgusting]