Has screaming “Leave us alone!” ever actually worked in a horror film? Do murderers or assorted creatures who go bump in the night ever agree and just walk away? Although the characters in The Strangers: Prey at Night believe those three words are capable of making the boogeyman disappear, the trailer makes it apparent the strangers aren’t scared away that easily.
Directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai, the 2018 sequel to 2008’s The Strangers stars Christina Hendricks (Hap and Leonard, Mad Men), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, The Red Road), Bailee Madison (The Fosters, Once Upon a Time), and Lewis Pullman (Battle of the Sexes). Wayne Marc Godfrey, James Harris, Robert Jones, and Mark Lane served as producers.
The original film starred Liv Tyler (the Lord of the Rings films), Scott Speedman (Animal Kingdom), Gemma Ward (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Kip Weeks (Ragged Isle), Laura Margolis (Dirty Sexy Money), and Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and was written and directed by Bryan Bertino. The Strangers opened on May 30, 2008 and grossed almost $21 million over its first weekend, domestically. The R-rated horror film took in $30 million at the foreign box office, and exited theaters with an $82 million worldwide take. The film was distributed by Rogue Pictures and had a budget of less than $10 million.
The Strangers: Prey at Night will open in theaters on March 9, 2018.
The Strangers: Prey at Night Plot: 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.