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The Strangers: Prey at Night

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United States, United Kingdom · 2018
1h 25m
Director Johannes Roberts
Starring Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson
Genre Horror, Thriller

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 killers pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.

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The Guardian by Benjamin Lee

The cast all perform adequately, with Hendricks in particular proving effective, but it’s just difficult to really invest in what happens to any of them. Before long, characters are all making stock horror movie decisions, and there’s no amount of effective craftsmanship that can sell stupidity.


Arizona Republic by Bill Goodykoontz

There are some scares here, in the same way that there is some pain when you hit your thumb with a hammer. Blunt force carries a lot of power. But there isn’t a lot of thought. It’s the same idea as the first movie, just not as well-done.


The Hollywood Reporter by Frank Scheck

This is the sort of exasperating horror film that whips audiences into a frenzy. Not because they're having fun, mind you, but rather because the characters behave so stupidly and self-destructively that yelling profanity-laden advice to the screen becomes a bonding exercise.


The A.V. Club by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Just as the movie seems to have exhausted its supply of generic guilty pleasures, it ascends to some more operatic and mordant plane of slasher-dom in a wacko sequence that involves the aforementioned “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” a swimming pool, and a perfectly timed smash zoom.


IndieWire by Kate Erbland

The only thing scarier than Prey at Night is the possibility that we might have to wait another decade for more of its very special mask-faced chills.


Slant Magazine by Keith Watson

Opening with the pulsing synth lines of Kim Wilde's “Kids in America,” Johannes Roberts's film announces itself as a looser, bouncier, more self-consciously frivolous effort than its now decade-old predecessor.


Variety by Owen Gleiberman

There’s no real terror or dread in it, just the same old meat-puppet gore and cattle-prod scares served up with a kind of ritualized self-satisfaction.


IGN by Witney Seibold

Skillfully made, spooky, stylish, and featuring some quite good character work, The Strangers: Prey at Night stands much taller than the 2008 original. The central killers are plenty scary, and some of the images on display would make John Carpenter proud.

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