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The Strangers: Prey At Night
2018 | Horror

A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family's every limit as they struggle to survive.

This movie is also known as The Strangers 2: Prey At Night.
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The Strangers: Prey At Night is a horror movie that was released in the year 2018. It was directed by Johannes Roberts. The movie was written by Ben Ketai. The main cast members featured in the movie include Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman and Martin Henderson.

The following tags are associated with this movie: slasher, sequel

The Strangers: Prey At Night review
by Bradley Frohloff
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I watched this movie in the theatre upon release and thankfully this sequel ditches whatever artsy agenda it was aspiring for in the original movie and re-aligns itself as a more prototypical slasher flick. I found it refreshing, not just because I love slasher movies but also because, to quote Uwe Boll, the "what you get every other fuckin' weekend type of movie" in theatres for horror these days seems to be from the supernatural, ghost, possession, demon persuasion.

The Strangers: Prey At Night does not really do anything to reinvent the slasher genre, it just goes balls out for stalk and slash with its open environment, holding back very few punches. Its retro-based soundtrack and few noticeable homages to older movies, such as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, should hearken you decades back to when the slasher genre was once booming.

We still learn next to nothing about our masked assailants, but the one line that we do hear from one of them, who answers the exact same "why are you doing this?" question that was posed in the original movie but this time opts for "Why not?" with a smirk instead of the emotionless "Because you were home" response. This may seem like an insignificant difference, but I think it's a little easier to dissect as being that they simply enjoy the thrill of doing this to people.

The pacing of the movie is good, the main victims are quite two-dimensional with their angsty attitudes but because the movie feels like more of a straight slasher rather than just being an exercise in human cruelty (which it still is to some extent), it doesn't matter so much. It's quite interesting to see who is going to get killed or who will survive, not just from the group of victims but also from the group of masked strangers. The movie still boasts its "based on true events" claim, although it provides no validation of this, even less than the first movie which felt like a marketing tool that had little merit.

I found The Strangers: Prey At Night to be a mindlessly fun and exciting, carnage-laden slasher movie.

The Strangers: Prey At Night review
by Gary Dailey
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The plot is really rather simple- I'd expect nothing less from a good ol' horror slasher. Though they somehow managed to take such a simple plot and stretch it out for an hour and a half, while also making it seem like it flied by. Props for that. They also did really well at the suspense-factor in the movie- you knew what was coming, but it still left you waiting for it.

The characters were rather 2D; but again, I'd expect nothing less from a slasher. The acting was decent for what it was and what they were given to work with, so credit goes there. I would say, though, that if they were looking for us to feel some sort of connection with the family (outside of a tally for body count), it likely fell flat due to the aforementioned 2Dness of the characters. The action and gore played out pretty well, too; though since the movie was fairly dark throughout, that might have helped make it a bit easier to manage.

And now the big part. The soundtrack. Maybe I'm just a sucker for 80s music and never really realized it, but the various songs that they were using throughout the movie really meshed well with whichever scene they were playing out in. It took what would normally be an average scene in any other movie with the "spooky music" and really amped it up. The previously mentioned pool scene really is the pinnacle of that, though the entire scene down to the lighting was really great.

The movie itself was decent, nothing super special (even factoring the soundtrack) but definitely something that could be popped in as a time waster while you're cooking dinner, doing chores, etc. Maybe have some friends over and give it a repeat. Also, as an aside- I did dig the old-timey font that they used for the title and credits at the beginning and end of the movie; it was a nice touch.

Overall, while I say the movie was 'decent' I do think I enjoyed it more than is merited, not sure why.
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