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:…

Wrinkles in time, iron giants, ready players: 28 movies coming this March 

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

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…