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’ Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News12 hours ago New ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Stills Feature Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton News14 hours ago Rob Zombie Shares the Official ‘3 From Hell’ Poster Artwork News21 hours ago Grab Some Must-Have “Creepshow” Merchandise from the Official Store! News1 day ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” TV Series Presents the Official Poster Featuring the Creep! News2 days ago Official Trailer for Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Dishes Out Brutal Justice! News3 weeks ago According to Keep NC Film, ‘Halloween 2’ Will Shoot Soon in Wilmington, North Carolina News4 weeks ago Bret Hart and Corey Feldman Team for Horror Anthology ‘Tales from the Dead Zone’ News7 days ago Nick Castle Teases Possible ‘Halloween’ Announcement Coming This Weekend! News4 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Sequel to Begin Shooting This Fall, Aiming for October 2020 Release Date News1 week ago Danielle Harris Hopes for ‘Halloween’ Return as Jamie! News2 days ago Official Trailer for Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Dishes Out Brutal Justice! News3 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘The Mummy Rebirth’ Wreaks Havoc on DVD and Digital This August News4 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘The Night Sitter’ Summons a Trio of Witches Known as The Three Mothers News4 weeks ago ‘Scream’ Slasher Icon Ghostface Returns in the Full ‘Dead by Daylight’ Trailer! News1 month ago Danny Torrance Returns to the Overlook Hotel in First Trailer for Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ Trending Editorials3 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! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon 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!