It’s official: The Strangers: Prey at Night has received an R-rating this week from the MPAA for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language.” Not that this should surprise anyone, mind you, given the content of the film and the fact that the original was also rated R, but it is nice to hear nonetheless. After all, in an age where so many horror movies are watered down for mass consumption, it’s exciting to see that they won’t be holding back here.
Set for a release on March 9th, this new effort will act as a soft reboot for the series, given that it’s made room for Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman and Martin Henderson, who play a family on a road trip. Unfortunately, though, things don’t go so well for them, as three dangerous psychos – Emma Bellomy as Dollface, Lea Enslin as Pin-Up Girl and Damian Maffei as the Man in the Mask – decide to pay them a visit.
Behind the lens, Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) has taken over directorial duties in lieu of Bryan Bertino, who’s still credited for the script, alongside Ben Ketai. Speaking of which, the story will mostly unfold on a “secluded mobile home park,” which is really just asking for trouble.
For more, here’s the official plot synopsis:
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.
Aviron Pictures will unleash a trio of masked psychopaths on us when the R-rated Strangers: Prey at Night begins screening (and we begin screaming!) on March 9th.