‘The Strangers Trilogy’ – First Images from ‘Chapter 1’ Bring the Masked Murderers Back to Life

Lionsgate is gearing up to unleash an entire trilogy of brand new movies set in the world of The Strangers, with The Strangers Trilogy set to be released some time next year.

This morning, Entertainment Weekly has provided us with a first taste of The Strangers Trilogy, previewing director Renny Harlin’s new movies with three first-look images.

“When this opportunity came to me, the idea of not doing a remake or a reboot but doing a trilogy based on the original film, I thought it was an incredible opportunity,” Harlin tells Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive chat. He also notes that the first film, The Strangers: Chapter 1, is similar to the original 2008 movie, while its sequels blaze a new path from there.

The Strangers: Chapter 2 and The Strangers: Chapter 3, Harlin notes, “explore what happens to the victims of this kind of violence and who the perpetrators are of this kind of violence. Where are they coming from and why?” The images in this article are from The Strangers: Chapter 1, and they come courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Check them out below.

Madelaine Petsch (“Riverdale”), Froy Gutierrez (Hocus Pocus 2), Rachel Shenton (The Silent Child), Ema Horvath (“Rings of Power”) and Gabe Basso (Hillbilly Elegy) star.

Based on the original 2008 cult horror franchise, the project features Petsch, who drives cross-country with her longtime boyfriend (Gutierrez) to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers.

Renny Harlin (CliffhangerDeep Blue SeaDie Hard 2) is directing from a script by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland (The Freak BrothersDue Date). Lionsgate will distribute worldwide.

The Strangers began in 2008 with Bryan Bertino’s original home invasion horror movie, a terrifying film that introduced three masked killers who returned 10 years later with The Strangers: Prey at Night in 2018. The first film took place in a remote house in the woods while the sequel brought the murderous Man in the Mask, Dollface and Pinup Girl into a trailer park.

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