‘The Strangers’ prey into theaters

The Strangers: Prey at Night gets reviewed

The Strangers: Prey at Night is rated R. It was released March 9.

The Strangers: Prey at Night is rated R. It was released March 9.

Laney Rendon, News Editor

“The Strangers: Prey at Night,” the sequel to the iconic horror movie, “The Strangers,” is one hour and 25 minutes of gore, screaming, and innocent people dying. You’d think that now that we’re in 2018, finally past making horror movies consist of oblivious people who make such irrational, dumb decisions that lead themselves to their ultimate death, but no.

We’re still paying 10 dollars to see movies that make you want to scream, “No, don’t go into that empty house!” or “Turn around!” in 2018 apparently.

The movie opens with a crying rebellious teenager who is being sent away to a boarding school for having been reckless and disobedient the past school semester. During winter break, the family is taking a road trip to drop off the daughter, the second of their two children, unaware of the fact that they will be terrorized by three individuals in masks with the unsettling taste for blood when they stop at the trailer park by a lake where the mother’s relatives stay throughout the year.

This rated R movie consisted of the family ignoring the multiple signs of potential death throughout their stay at the trailer park, eventually leading them into a night of constant blood shed and screaming.

Johannes Roberts directed a dark movie that did its job in making the audience jump and cringe in fear in the right moments, however the film could have done better in avoiding the typical main characters who make decisions that practically scream “I want to be murdered!”

Yes, it was a bit cliche, but this was a long awaited sequel to a true story that left viewers afraid of strangers for awhile. It could have been done better is all.

Overall, I give it a six out of 10.