Masked Trio Ready To Invade Theaters Again In THE STRANGERS 2?

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THE STRANGERS was a surprise sleeper hit in the Summer of ’08 for Universal. Not only did it kill at the box office ($52 million on a $9 million budget), but in terms of quality as it’s a solid studio horror offering. A sequel has been oddly laying dormant since then, with a script by writer/director Bryan Bertino ready to go despite no greenlight. That looks to have all finally changed according to The Wrap, as development is moving ahead with DECEPTION helmer Marcel Langenegger unexpectedly behind the camera.

The plot looks to follow the general outline of Bertino’s script, which “follows a family on the verge of sending their troubled teenage daughter to boarding school as they embark on one last family trip to a mobile home park that their uncle runs. Their ast bonding opportunity turns to horror when the teenage children discover the bodies of their aunt and uncle, fresh from a recent visit from the Strangers — Man in the Mask, Pin Up Girl and Dollface.

The night becomes a race to escape for the family, as the masked killers take new pleasure in tormenting their victims in this twisted sequel that picks up where the original’s bloody footprints leave off.”

I was hoping that Bertino would return since he was so instrumental in the films’ success, but if they use his script (which I hear from colleagues is great), then I’d have less reservations. Stay tuned for more details as they are confirmed.

ps- We wonder if our own Editor in Chief Jerry is excited about it:

Jerry Smith, STRANGERS fanatic.

Jerry Smith, STRANGERS fanatic.

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