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I was very very excited for The Strangers: Prey At Night, I actually did like the first The Strangers but I did feel it lacked something, and I hoped Prey at Night could give me what I wanted in the first one and what I felt was missing. "A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths."
I have to say, I am torn with which Strangers film I prefer, I know I shouldn't pin them against each other, but I feel I should in this case... And I feel it is a little equal and fair with these two, I actually think I preferred the story in the first one, but felt the second one took advantage of the story and the horror aspects more - also, the second one has a kick-ass soundtrack. Literally, one of the best soundtracks in a film, and you know I love songs that are in horror films but that shouldn't fit in horror films but do... If that makes sense at all... Prey at Night had Tiffany in it, and I literally know all the words to that song, so...
I would definitely say Prey at Night is more action packed, and more happens in this one, it's less of a slow burner and more of one to keep you on the edge of your seat. You know what you're in for in this film, due to the first one, and it takes advantage of that. This one follows the same type of story, except I felt this one embraced the gore and jump scares more - and I liked it. This one used more action where as the first one relied on psychological side of it.
Normally I would side more with the psychological horrors as I do tend to like them over jump scares, but the second one just kept me watching more - I didn't think much of the first to be fair.
Prey at Night is better than the first for sure, but I think I still wanted more. It's such a scary concept, and it didn't scare me, it made me jump a few times, and I was into it, but I wasn't having to go around and check all the doors were locked - let's say that. I find the idea scary, of people targeting you for no reason and literally chasing you until they basically have your heart in their hands - and that isn't some corny Bebo love quote... But again, like the first, I don't think they took full advantage of it - it was creepy at some points but I wanted it to be a white knuckle ride.
I liked Strangers: Prey at Night, and it kept me entertained and I did actually jump, but I wanted more. I feel I can't it against it as I have never watched a film that has ever really scared me apart from cheap jump scares, so it won't lose points for that. I enjoyed it, I'll leave it at that. All I ask, is for maybe a another one, but this one being more creepy and psychological, too much to ask?
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..