While the Johannes Roberts-directed The Strangers: Prey at Night appears to have audiences split, I can’t stop thinking about it. Issues aside, Roberts delivered a movie way better than it deserved to be (I hated the original screenplay). From the directing to the cinematography and score, he truly nailed his homage to John Carpenter. The set pieces were stunning, especially the sequence in the pool and the grand finale. I can’t wait to revisit it and see if it holds up…
Digressing, even though the film is already out, a brand new piece of poster art was released and it’s way better than the promotional materials leading up to release. The bleak one-sheet depicts the masked killers known as Dollface, Pin-Up Girl and Man in the Mask, with the promise that it’s “based on true events”.
In the film, “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.”
Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, and Martin Henderson star, with Emma Bellomy as DOLLFACE, Lea Enslin as PIN-UP GIRL, and Damian Maffei as the MAN IN THE MASK.