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The Strangers: Prey at Night

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

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Cast

Christina Hendricks – Cindy

Martin Henderson – Mike

Bailee Madison – Kinsey

Lewis Pullman – Luke

Damian Maffei – Man in the Mask

Emma Bellomy – Dollface

Lea Enslin – Pin-Up Girl

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Oh god this movie is brilliant – because it is so shit. Excuse my language (or not if you’re a regular visitor to my site), but I love little gems like this when they are released:

Tight / very low budget, generally shown by restricted set and filming locations and the complete cast count is below double figures (in this case a whopping total of six).
Scenes involving characters who get top marks in stupidity for doing things no one else would; an example in this movie is when the two teenagers pass a deserted home with its front door wide open, and their first idea is to enter this complete stranger’s house and start raking through their cupboards whilst one of the killers is stood ready and waiting for them outside on the lawn.

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A lead character delivering a line which is followed by another character’s stupid response. In this case, (not quoted verbatim):
Kinsey: “..we wouldn’t even be here if I wasn’t such a fuck-up”.
Luke: “come on, you know that’s not true”.
But.. well it is true isn’t it. The daughter is 95% of the reason the family take the trip in the first place.

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The most mature, responsible character is somehow taken out first.

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Extremely useful and damaging weapons are readily available – and yet the characters grab the nearest toy, such as an unloaded gun or a tree branch.

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Cars that were running fine a few moments ago suddenly don’t work, leaving a desperate character frantically turning the ignition key repeatedly to make the engine start – even though it clearly won’t.

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The Strangers: Prey at Night is sheer indulgence from start to finish, because it is so ridiculously pathetic. If you like films that are so bad they’re brilliant – look no further. You are in for a real treat here.

 

 

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