The Strangers was a surprisingly good horror movie back in 2008. The film preyed on our instinctual fear of isolation, home invasion, and evil without any motive. A sequel was greenlit ages ago, and was only recently announced to be back in production; the movie was previously thought to be cancelled due to financial problems, and the untimely death of director Marcel Langenegger.
“It’s going to be great, I hope. I’m in week two of filming. It’s Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman … It looks absolutely incredible. I love Bertino’s film, I think it’s an amazing movie and tonally this movie is going to fit very well into that universe. It has a real strong emotional heart, which the first one did, and it has a very cool retro feel to it, a lot of sort of references to… I mean, I always bring a lot of John Carpenter with me because that’s what I grew up on, but also maybe going back a bit earlier to the seventies movies, from Don’t Look Now to Duel, the Spielberg movie, even Christine a bit, the John Carpenter movie. All of these influences are finding their way into the movie, but I think it’s going to be a real fantastic movie. I’m super excited about it.”
Interestingly, the director mentions two movies that revolve around vehicles, and chases. Could The Strangers 2 be stepping out of the household, and get behind the wheel at some point?
The Strangers 2 is expected to begin shooting this summer.
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