‘The Strangers’ Will Knock Again With a new Director

by: Jay Carlson

I was shocked that The Strangers didn’t make more of an impact upon its original release in 2008. The film was one of very few films that legitimately scared the shit out of me. The premise was simple, a couple go to an out-of-season family summer home and are terrorized by three masked strangers over the course of the night.

It was a great horror film, executed perfectly by director Bryan Bertino. It was so strong that I had hoped it might never get a sequel that would surely tarnish what made the original so great.

No such luck.

A sequel is indeed moving forward, according to The Wrap, but original director Bryan Bertino will not be at the helm. Instead Deception director Marcel Langenegger looks to be behind the camera.

The newest version of the script, last worked on by Ben Katai, is said to focus on “a family on the verge of sending their troubled teenage daughter to boarding school as they embark on one last family trip to a mobile home park that their uncle runs.  Their bonding opportunity turns to horror when the teenage children discover the bodies of their aunt and uncle, fresh from a recent visit from the Strangers — Man in the Mask, Pin Up Girl and Dollface.

The night becomes a race to escape for the family, as the masked killers take new pleasure in tormenting their victims in this twisted sequel that picks up where the original’s bloody footprints leave off.”

Sounds like a typical horror sequel. My expectations are low but I’m still willing to give it a shot.

What do you think? Did you enjoy the original? If so, are you excited at the prospect of a sequel?   

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