The marketing blitz for The Strangers: Prey at Night continues, this time with a bloody new poster that spoofs the classic Rosie the Riveter image. While it took a lot longer than most fans would've liked, the long-awaited sequel to 2008 sleeper hit The Strangers is finally set to hit theaters in just a few short weeks. Bringing in over $80 million on a budget of less than $10 million, The Strangers wasn't quite one of the biggest horror successes of all time, but it still did very respectably.
The brainchild of Bryan Bertino - who both wrote and directed - The Strangers told a simple tale about a young couple - played by Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman - who were terrorized in their home by a trio of masked assailants. One of the most haunting aspects of the film was definitely how little the audience got to learn about the villains, with the mystery surrounding them only increasing the fear factor of what they were willing to do to their victims.
The trailers and other marketing for The Strangers 2 has been received pretty warmly by horror fans, even by many who didn't love the original as well as most seemed to. Now, the official Strangers twitter account has gifted fans with a cool new poster that sends up the classic Rosie the Riveter iconic image from World War II. Check it out below.
The Strangers: Prey at Night sees the return of the same trio of masked killers, known only as Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and The Man in the Mask. This time though, the life and death stakes are upped, as an entire family is targeted by the psychos while staying at an isolated mobile home park. Bertino didn’t come back to direct, but he did co-write the script, ensuring some level of creative continuity between the two films. Taking over directing duties this time out is Johannes Roberts, helmer of last year’s successful indie shark flick 47 Meters Down.
Neither Tyler or Speedman opted to come back for The Strangers 2, with the new cast consisting of Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy), Bailee Madison (Once Upon a Time), and Lewis Pullman (Battle of the Sexes). It remains to be seen just how many - if not all - of their characters will end up meeting their demise at the hands of the titular trio. Based on the trailers though, it will probably happen when the characters are alone.
Source: The Strangers on Twitter
- The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) release date: Mar 09, 2018