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.
The Strangers: Prey at Night is an upcoming American horror film directed by Johannes Roberts and starring Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman. The film is written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai, and serves as the sequel to the 2008 film The Strangers, which was written and directed by Bertino. The plot follows a family that gets stranded in a deserted mobile home park and stalked by three masked individuals. It is set to be released in the United States on March 9, 2018.
Rogue Pictures’ producers confirmed to Variety that a sequel is in the works, tentatively titled The Strangers: Part II. In an article published by Bloody-Disgusting, it was said that the script would be written by Bryan Bertino and the film directed by Laurent Briet. Shock Till You Drop reported that Relativity Media put The Strangers: Part II on hold because they found that the movie might not be in their interest, even though Universal Pictures is willing to release it.
However, Rogue Pictures confirmed in January 2011 that the sequel is now in production, and was supposed to begin filming as early as April 2011. The plot follows a family of four who have been evicted from their home due to the economy, and are paid a visit by the same three strangers from the first film. It is not known whether the sequel will receive a theatrical or a straight-to-DVD release.
According to Tyler, Part II was slated for release in 2014, but that did not occur. In 2015 The Wrap reported that the sequel was in production, and that Relativity Media and GK Films scheduled the film for a December 2, 2016 release date, but it was later removed from the schedule.
In February 2017, it was announced that Johannes Roberts would be the sequel’s new director and that filming would commence during the summer of the same year. In May 2017, it was announced that the cast would include Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman and production would begin in Los Angeles on May 30. In June 2017, it was announced Martin Henderson had joined the cast. Filming began in June 2017 in Covington, Kentucky, and concluded on July 10, 2017.
Johannes Roberts Talks to Strangers: Prey at Night
In a recent interview with Crave Online, 47 Meters Down director Johannes Roberts opened up about his current project, The Strangers 2. In doing so, he drew comparisons to John Carpenter’s Christine and also revealed that The Stranger’s truck will play a major role in the upcoming sequel.
“We play with the truck a lot in this one, and that’s kind of fun,” the director explained to Crave. “It has a slight Christine feel to it. That’s kind of cool. You know, The Strangers’ truck in the first one. That plays quite an iconic role in this.”
“I love the first one,” Roberts continued. “I think it’s a super cool movie,” he said. “It’s really smartly put together and I think [Bertino] did a really good job of creating a really oddly paced movie. In a good way. You know, people have played with the whole mask thing since then… they haven’t really done that sort of pacing, and set it in a drama, or the feel the first one had. So it’s a great opportunity to try something a little different, for me. There’s a real grounded drama. You really buy into this family and the journey they’re going through before everything goes horribly wrong.”
Martin Henderson (The Ring), Christina Hendricks (The Neon Demon), Bailee Madison (Don’t be Afraid of the Dark), and Lewis Pullman (Aftermath) star. Hendricks, Madison, and Pullman will appear as a family on a cross country road trip who take refuge in a trailer park, only to find that they are being targeted by a trio of malevolent ‘strangers’.
The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Directed by: Johannes Roberts
Starring: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson, Emma Bellomy, Lewis Pullman, Damian Maffei, Leah Roberts, Lea Enslin, Preston Sadleir
Screenplay by: Bryan Bertino, Ben Ketai
Production Design by: Freddy Waff
Cinematography by: Ryan Samul
Film Editing by: Martin Brinkler
Costume Design by: Carla Shivener
Set Decoration by: Kay Wolfley
Art Direction by: Paul Luther Jackson
Music by: Adrian Johnston
MPAA Rating: R for horror violence and terror throughout, and for language.
Distributed by: Rogue Pictures
Release Date: March 9, 2018