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COMING SOON: The Strangers 2

COMING SOON: The Strangers 2

By : John Roisland

Strangers poster

 

I'm sure most of you remember the 2008 blockbuster smash The Strangers, and the classic line that came with it: 

"Why are you doing this to us?"

"Because you were home. "

The films opening weekend grossed a nice 21 million, keeping it in theaters for some time.

The film stared Liv Tyler (Armageddon , The Lord of the Rings :1,2,3) and Scott Speedman ( Underworld, Underworld :Evolution) as a young couple in a secluded house for the night after a wedding reception, where in the middle of the night, the two are terrorized from a home invasion by three masked killers.

Well ever since its huge success , talks have been flying about a sequel. Well, talk is cheap and Relative Media is running with it! The exact details of who is starring in the film  at this time are unclear. The film has been written by Bryan Bertino ( Mockingbird) and Ben Ketai ( The Forest , 30 Days of Night: Dark Days) and is to be directed by Marcel Langenegger who brought us Deception in 2008.

The plot it self isn't carved in stone either, but is said to  follow a family of four who have been evicted from their home due to the economy, and are paid a visit by the same three strangers from the first film.

It is not known whether the sequel will follow a theatrical release  or possibly do a straight-to-DVD release.  It has been rumored that Liv Tyler will return as Kristen McKay, for a small part,  while the original three masked villains, Gemma Ward(The Great Gatsby), Kip Weeks (Glory Road, 20 Funerals) and Laura Margolis (The Diabolical) are also set to return. 

I for one, loved this film and thought they did an incredible job with it. So while I have high hopes for the sequel, it has a lot to live up to as well! I don't think the intention was to start a trend, but it did seem like shortly after the release of The Strangers, a vast amount of home invasion films seemed to have popped up all over the place!

Be sure to keep an eye out for this to be released December of 2016!

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Posted by John Roisland in COMING SOON, HORROR NEWS, SLASHERS AND BAD HUMANS, 1 comment