‘Let us prey’
The Strangers: Prey at Night is a 2017 horror film The Strangers directed by Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door; 47 Meters Down; Storage 24; Forest of the Damned) from a screenplay by Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed the original, and Ben Ketai (Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word; The Forest).
The Fyzz Facility Pictures’ Wayne Marc Godfrey (The Foreigner, The Survivalist), Robert Jones (Centurion, The Usual Suspects), Mark Lane and James Harris (47 Meters Down, I Am Not A Serial Killer) produced, in association with Relativity Media.
The film stars Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison (seen above being stalked by Emma Bellomy as Dollface), Lewis Pullman, Martin Henderson, Lea Enslin and Damian Maffei.
Aviron Pictures released Strangers: Prey at Midnight on March 9, 2018.
A promo music video featuring the Man in the Mask, Dollface, and Pin-up Girl and directed by horror auteur Mickey Keating (Carnage Park, Darling) was released on March 1, 2018 (see below).
A family’s 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…
” …it’s far better than it might have been given how weak the script is, in due thanks to budding director Johannes Roberts, who injects a slick visual panache in a way that builds a decent sense of suspense. Still, in its starry-eyed romantic retread of golden age slasher fare, the nostalgia can only go so far, never able to surpass or outdo its many retro inspirations.” Jack Dee, Arrow in the Head
” …it built up into something unique that feels like a fun throwback and will stand as a completely different film than the original. Which, honestly, is the best thing you can hope for when coming to a film like this.” Jason McDonald, HorrorMovies.ca
“The only highlight is a bit of blood-letting in a swimming pool (something about the sound design and cinematography nails the universal weirdness of out-of-season leisure parks). Otherwise, it’s just scream/pant/scream/pant. They prey at night. You pray it will end.” London Evening Standard
“With dread and utter despair at every turn – all overseen by a fantastic soundtrack that similarly has its roots in the ‘80s – The Strangers: Prey at Night is one of the best horrors to come along in years, and one that will stay with you for a long time afterwards.” Andrew Pollard, Starburst