The Strangers: Prey at Night (15)
Johannes Roberts does a pretty good job with this horror sequel by embracing what worked well in the original – slow-burn tension and relentless killers – while upping the violence levels.
Most nail-biting moments come from the impressive sound design, a grimy, old-school aesthetic and the antagonists’ creepy masks.
But while a location change was inevitable, this follow-up loses a lot of the claustrophobic dread running through the original by moving from a single house to a mobile home park.
There might not be the figurative audience throat-grabbing of the first flick, but Roberts does at least forcefully hold you down by the shoulders.