Reviews Review: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ Descends into Revenge Thriller Territor Published 1 year 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’ Comments Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News5 hours ago Sophia Takal’s ‘Black Christmas’ Gets a Cool Retro Horror Poster Blu-Ray & DVD8 hours ago Shameless Films Releasing Lucio Fulci’s ‘The Beyond’ on Special Edition Blu-Ray With New 2K Scan News1 day ago [Trailer[ Writer/Director Paula Leite’s ‘Inner Ghosts’ Communicates With the Dead News1 day ago Prime 1 Studio Unveils 42 Inch Statue of Michael Myers from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Eureka Entertainment Releasing Joe Begos’s ‘Bliss’ on Limited Edition Blu-Ray in the UK News3 weeks ago Rumour: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette Returning for New ‘Scream’ Movie? News4 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Says Fans Will Go “Bonkers” Over Kyle Richards In ‘Halloween Kills’ News3 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Continues to Praise Kyle Richards in ‘Halloween Kills’: “She Gets Down and Dirty” News4 weeks ago Check Out Original ‘Halloween’ Star Sandy Johnson’s Instagram, Dedicated to Michael Myers News1 week ago Robert Longstreet Says ‘Halloween Kills’ is Nasty and Terrifying News1 day ago [Trailer[ Writer/Director Paula Leite’s ‘Inner Ghosts’ Communicates With the Dead News3 days ago ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Trailer Introduces the Classic Ecto 1 to Egon’s Grandkids News1 week ago Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ Movie Finds New Writer-Director News3 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Continues to Praise Kyle Richards in ‘Halloween Kills’: “She Gets Down and Dirty” News4 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘Phantasm’ Star A. Michael Baldwin Must Face Brutal Killer in ‘PickAxe’ Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!