Reviews Review: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ Descends into Revenge Thriller Territor Published 7 months ago on June 29, 2018 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet One of the worst things a sequel can do is tread the same ground as its predecessor without offering anything new. The Devil’s Rejects avoided this by completely changing the genre. The sequel to 2008’s The Strangers takes the Hellraiser II approach of giving fans what they liked about the first one while expanding on and wrapping up the characters nicely. The movie follows a family who stay overnight in an empty trailer park. Soon they are hunted by three masked killers. It is made clear that they are just ordinary people who are committing these acts for the sake of it. This makes the violence seem shockingly needless. This has all been seen before in the original. The film does take an interesting turn towards the end when it descends into revenge thriller territory. There are references to classic 80’s movies throughout, especially the work of John Carpenter. The score owes a lot to The Fog, almost to the point of ripping it off. Despite these references giving the movie a great aesthetic it does get a bit too derivative without being original enough itself. There are some interesting choices, especially in terms of sound design. Power ballads play throughout much of the carnage in a way that elevates some sequences above the generic majority of the running time. Overall the movie is a poorly paced and tension free 80’s nostalgia fest that is inferior to the original. Up until the final 20 minutes it is relatively boring. If you like the first one but want a more cathartic conclusion then it is worth checking out. It also makes for a great drinking game if you take a sip every time one of the victims makes a stupid mistake. PRE-ORDER THE (UK) DVD RIGHT HERE Related Topics:Johannes RobertsThe Strangers: Prey at Nigh Up Next Review: ‘Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich’ Ventures into Troma Territory Don't Miss Review: ‘For The Love of The Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween’ Documentary Advertisement You may like Johannes Roberts to Helm Constantin’s New ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ Receives An R-Rating for Horror Violence and Terror Throughout Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and the Man in the Mask Return in ‘Strangers: Prey at Night’ Trailer ‘Strangers: Prey at Night’ Gets a Release Date and New Image of Dollface ‘The Strangers 2’ Officially Filming This Summer; Casting Underway Check Out This Jumpy Teaser Clip For ‘The Other Side of the Door’ Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News6 hours ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News2 days ago Kane Hodder is Back in New Horror Film ‘Knifecorp’ With Felissa Rose News4 days ago ‘Escape From New York’ Co-Writer Nick Castle Shares Thoughts on Reboot News4 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News5 days ago Original Michael Myers Nick Castle “Would Love” to Reprise the Role in Next ‘Halloween’ Sequel News4 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News4 weeks ago Horror Legend Dee Wallace Has Joined the Cast of Cuyle Carvin’s ‘Dolls’ News2 weeks ago Deleted Scene from ‘Halloween’ Reveals What Happened to Cameron Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Tom Holland’s ‘Fright Night’ Gets an Unlimited US Blu-Ray Release from Sony News3 weeks ago New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reimagining is Still Happening News6 hours ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News4 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News2 weeks ago Jackson Robert Scott is Possessed by an Evil Entity in the New Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’ News2 weeks ago Official Trailer for ‘Blood Bound’ Plays With Dark Magic News2 weeks ago Rachel Escapes the Police in New Clip from Body Horror ‘Lifechanger’ Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!