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.
|1||The Strangers (2008)||6.2|
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I enjoyed the first Strangers. It did a good job at focusing on mood and tension, not worrying too much on the plot. Just put a couple in the middle of nowhere with some killers in cool masks and let them go at it. Nothing mind blowing, but it worked.
This oddly timed sequel attempts to do the same but pretty much fails at nearly every level. This time we have a family in the killers' sights instead of just a couple, but their characters feel like generic cutouts doing the cliche idiotic things victims tend to do in bad horror films played by actors phoning in the performance. Their stalkers don't add much to the equation, sure they look creepy but there just aren't many scenes where we get a good shot of them in action. The lone exception is a pool scene in the last act, a small redemption that keeps this from worst ever territory. If you can watch that one scene, you can skip the rest with no regret.