The Silver Bullet ~ Strangers: Prey at Night

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Synopsis: A vacation turns macabre when three masked strangers return to menace a family visiting a trailer park in this sequel to the disquieting horror shocker.

Release Date: March 9, 2018

Thoughts: It took a while, but a sequel to 2008’s The Strangers is finally going to see the light of day.  The original film was, in my opinion, one of the best horror films of that decade and I still remember seeing it by myself late at night in a near-empty theater.  The walk to my car was a little tenser that night, let me tell you.  The conclusion of the first film was open-ended so there are multiple places this follow-up can go.  The teaser for Strangers: Prey at Night has good atmosphere, even if it maybe shows a bit more than it needed to.  Directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) and starring Christina Hendricks (The Neon Demon) and Martin Henderson (Everest), I’m counting on some good scares from this one.

The Silver Bullet ~ The Monster

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Synopsis: A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

Release Date: November 11, 2016

Thoughts: After making the nifty home invasion thriller The Strangers in 2008, writer/director Bryan Bertino has kept a fairly low profile.  Though Bertino’s Mockingbird failed to take flight in 2014, the filmmaker hopes to have another sleeper hit in 2016 with The Monster from rising studio A24.  These compact, one-setting creature features are always intriguing to me and as The Shallows showed earlier this year, you don’t need a huge budget or multiple locations to give audiences one good scare after another.  Starring Zoe Kazan (What If), Scott Speedman (The Vow), and what looks to be a nasty beast, I’m getting some nice vibes from this one.  I’m also cancelling any road trips on deserted roads…