The Strangers – Prey At Night: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with 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.

I LOVED the original film and still to this day I look at it as a masterpiece in horror history. It took a basic premise and made it so terrifying! So ever since seeing the original I’ve been waiting for the sequel. The story is pretty straightforward but it does up the stakes with a larger setting which was good. Another thing that I did like and appreciate was the music. It featured some 80’s pop hits which was a smart and fantastic contrast to the violence happening in the film. The movie has the same type of setups that the first film had but lacks the creepiness that the original oozed. It felt like I was watching a typical horror movie and I didn’t feel like I got what I was expecting. Now with that said I did watch this film a second time and I actually was able to enjoy it a lot more. It was quite clear the second time around that this film was a throwback of sorts to the slasher films from the 70’s and 80’s with its approach. Even though I did enjoy it after a second watch I do feel like they should’ve kept the same tone of the original. The people that very bluntly said that they didn’t like it at all probably were surprised at the tone shift and that led people to badmouth it and not give it a proper chance. I will honestly say that this really isn’t the sequel that I was waiting for but it’s not a bad film if you go into it with an open mind. If they get to do a third movie then I hope they go a bit back to the tone that made the original a lot more chilling. 6/10

Special Features:

Alternate Ending – This ending adds a bit more to the one attached to the film and I have to admit that this one is way better and should’ve been the ending we saw.

A Look Inside The Strangers: Prey at Night – A very quick recap of the movie that includes interview clips.

Family Fights Back – Another recap piece with a focus on the characters.

The Music of The Strangers: Prey at Night – Director Johannes Roberts and Actress Bailee Madison talk about the music in the film and how important it is.

“Prep for Night” – Director’s Cut Music Video

The Strangers: Prey At Night is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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