The sequel Prey At Night slashes The Strangers’ home-invasion premise into... art?

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On a spooky, foggy night, homicidal sadists creep through the vacation-rental community of Gatlin Lake to an ironic soundtrack of ’80s pop (“Kids In America,” “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” etc.): two women in doll masks and a man in a burlap bag with eyeholes. Their prey are a super-generic nuclear family of four:…

Chicago, come see The Strangers: Prey At Night early and for free

While a decade may seem like a long wait for a sequel, it’s not like the basic concept of a group of killers arbitrarily terrorizing people is ever going to lose its appeal. Jason Voorhees may murder for revenge, but the masked villains in The Strangers: Prey At Night just kill you because you’re there—they could even…

The 25 best horror movies since 2000

Ask horror-movie buffs to name their favorite decade for the genre, and you’ll likely receive a variety of answers. The ’30s had several of Universal’s classic roster of monsters. The ’40s had Val Lewton. The ’70s had zombies, and giant sharks, and Texas chain saw massacres. (The ’70s is a good choice.) But at the…