“Why are you doing this?”
– Kinsey

SYNOPSIS: A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths. – via IMDB

So after sitting through that disaster that was The Strangers, I completely forgot that there was a sequel to it. I disliked the first enough that I wrote off the second and forgot about it, but dear Eric the Chop asked me whether I had watched the second, and offered that it wasn’t too bad. So, that is all I needed to sell it to me, the recommendation from the Chop, and I hit it up and let me tell you, I did not expect to enjoy it o.O But I did!

There are still some heavy issues with this movie, but it fixed some of the major flaws of the first movie, namely the totally hateful characters and the worst logic of all time. The characters this time around actually fought, and the three masked strangers certainly took them for a ride, terrorizing and hunting, but it was just better to watch than its predecessor. Also, it didn’t feel like it was a million years long. Also, I was a big fan of the soundtrack.

So while the characters are still not the best and the dialogue is silly and naturally questionable horror movie logic prevails constantly, the movie is not bad. In fact, I went into this expecting to hate it, and then eventually I ended up enjoying it. It isn’t great, but it was a fun horror movie watch for a movie night. It’s a quick watch, and doesn’t grate on you like its predecessor. Not bad!

7 thoughts on “Review: The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

  1. alexraphael says:

    Yay for Eric. It’s really cool how you listen to recommendations and act on them.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Definitely yay for Eric haha. Thanks! I definitely try out recommendations, I discover new things like that 🙂

      Like

      1. alexraphael says:

        Exactly. Good way to put it.

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  2. Keith says:

    Just reviewed this myself and let’s just say we seem to disagree on both this movie and the original. We are 2 for 2! 😂😂😂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      🤣🤣 we are definitely at odds about these movies!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. theipc says:

    My Dear JJB,

    It is glad It didn’t hate this. It totally loved the pool scene and the whole vibe throughout the movie. Very 70s-ish.

    Love,

    ISC

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      My Kind PSC,

      You live!!! It didn’t hate this – much better than the first. Oh man, It LOVED that pool scene.

      Love,
      JJB

      Liked by 1 person

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