I love The Strangers. It’s one of my favorite horror movies of all time. It’s a no-frills, extremely well-executed story that’s guaranteed to haunt your dreams courtesy of the killers’ motivation; “because you were home.” Why remake a genre classic that thrives off such simple, chilling storytelling?
Johannes Roberts’ The Strangers sequel, 2018’s The Strangers: Prey at Night, wound up being a solid follow-up courtesy of strong performances and some unforgettable set pieces, namely the pool scene, but it does feel more like a slasher genre homage than a continuation of what Bryan Bertino started in 2008. Yet again, this begs the question, why attempt to do The Strangers again?
That was one of my biggest burning questions for Madelaine Petsch on a recent episode of Collider Ladies Night. Petsch is headlining not just a single The Strangers remake, but a remake trilogy directed by Renny Harlin. The first film of the trilogy will reportedly see Petsch’s character on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend (Froy Gutierrez). Their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon so they get an Airbnb and that’s where they encounter the titular masked murderers.
Find out what Petsch said when asked what she’d tell diehard The Strangers fans who are skeptical of the potential of this upcoming remake in this Collider Ladies Night After Hours clip!
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