It’s strange in itself to think that it’s been almost ten years since The Strangers hit cinemas, and fans of the film can rejoice as a sequel to the horror hit finally has a release date. News of the sequel finally happening only broke earlier this summer, so the wheels have quickly been put into motion.
The film will open March 9, 2018, and will be directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), working from a script by director of the first film, Bryan Bertino, alongside Ben Ketai.
It is officially titled Strangers: Prey At Night, and will star Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman as the family who head to a secluded mobile home to visit relatives, only to be terrorised by the masked killers.
Whether the sequel will have much of a link to the first film outside of the killers is as yet unknown, as the synopsis describes the film as being “inspired by the 2008 smash hit”.
The first image of the sequel is below, and seems to promise similar home invasion scares as its predecessor, though I guess those can now be called mobile home invasion scares.
While The Strangers certainly didn’t become the horror classic some perhaps expected from its clever marketing campaign back in 2008, it’s still surprising it has taken this long for a sequel to arrive. With the franchise back into popular conscience, perhaps it can deliver on the true terror it promised nine years ago.