The Strangers was one of the most unsettling, effective horrors of recent years but, if we are all totally honest, did anyone see a sequel coming down the line?

I know I certainly didn’t, but here we are, with The Strangers: Prey At Night set to hit cinemas on May 4.

Directed by Johannes Roberts (who has plenty of interesting material on his resume – F, Storage 24, 47 Metres Down and more), here’s the synopsis:

When Cindy (Christina Hendricks) and her husband, Mike (Martin Henderson), take their rebellious teenage daughter Kinsey (Bailee Madison) and son Luke (Lewis Pullman) on a road trip, what began as an ordinary, gripe-filled family excursion soon becomes their worst nightmare come to life.  Upon arrival at a secluded mobile home park, a knock on their trailer door leads to an inescapable night of terror as three masked strangers, with inexplicable deadly intentions, force this fractured family to come together and fight for their lives.

And here’s a teaser trailer for you:

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.