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The Strangers: Prey At Night - Written Movie Review


Tonight I'm reviewing the 2018 horror film, The Strangers: Prey at Night, directed by Johannes Robert and stars Bailee Madison and Christina Hendricks. A sequel to the 2008 film, The Strangers, Mike and his wife Cindy take their son and daughter on a road trip. When the family decides to stop for the night at a secluded mobile home resort, they soon find themselves in a fight for survival by three mask psychopaths that are out for blood. This is a sequel that wasn't needed now and it was 10 years too late. While I've seen worse slasher films, this film wasn't that great either. I did enjoy the creepy atmosphere of the resort, but I found the secluded landscape to be cliché. The performances weren't that great either, especially when you can see them forcing their emotions. I'm sure it didn't help on how badly they were written. Seriously,these are the dumbest characters I've ever seen in a horror film in awhile. The choices that they make were painfully stupid. For example: there's a part where three of the characters have a gun with tons of bullets but none of them shoot the killers and then the dad tells one of the killers he has a count of 5 to get away. IT WAS THE SLOWEST 5 SECONDS OF MY LIFE! Yeah, let's give the killer some time to get adjusted, sounds like a smart idea, right? Seriously, what's with all these characters running into mobile homes when the killers keep popping out in them? I could write a novel on how many dumb choices these characters make throughout the movie. Hell, even the killers make dumb choices. The overall plot was very generic. I did enjoy the gore and body count, so there's that. I also question the director's choice of score in certain scenes. It just didn't blend at all. I like the camera work on this film. It's similar to the first movie. Speaking of the first movie, this film was a stepdown from that . What made the first movie so great was the tension throughout the story. This one comes out as a standard slasher movie. It's a watchable film, but don't expect anything other than bland unoriginality. I'm already starting to forget what I've watched so I'm going to end it here.

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