This week we will have the theatrical release of The Strangers: Chapter 1the first installment of a trilogy inspired by the horror franchise The Strangers of Lionsgatewhich is carried out by the director Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea, Die Hard 2).

That is why the studio continues to “hype” the audience by releasing promotional material, such as a wonderful new official poster, focused on one of the three returning villains, Man in the Mask, stalking his first victim of who we can only see the shadow of his hand on the glass of a door.

You can find the poster at the end of this note.

As previously announced, the villains of the original film are back: Dollface, Pin-Up Girl and Man in the Mask.

The trilogy was launched in September 2022. It is based on the original 2008 cult film by Bryan Bertino, of which Harlin has confessed to being a fan.

Chapter 1 focuses on the leading couple played by Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale, Jane) y Froy Gutierrez (Cruel Summer, Hocus Pocus 2, Teen Wolf), giving life to Maya and Ryan, a newly engaged couple, who ventures on a road trip. When their car breaks down, they are forced to spend the night at a secluded Airbnb in the woods, where three masked strangers terrorize and attack them from dusk to dawn, without warning or reason.

In recent weeks, Harlin assured that, although the promos for Chapter 1 They seem to suggest that it would be a remake of the original delivery, this is NOT the case. This will carve its own path, while the aftermath, Chapter 2 y Chapter 3will expand the story in new and unexpected ways.

Harlin complemented on the projects:

“Sin trying to trivialize it or explain it too much, the second and third films are an exploration of where it came from [todo]. More than anything, they are an exploration of what could happen to a person, in this case, a young woman, who is the victim of such senseless violence. What effect does that have on you mentally and physically, and what is your journey after that? It's an exploration of that more than anything. And I think we'll answer a lot of the questions that fans of the original have and then go much further. At the end of the third film, there really are more questions than answers.


A young couple drives across the country toward a new beginning; Unfortunately, they have no choice but to stop at an isolated Airbnb in Oregon and endure a night of terror against three masked strangers.

The script was co-written by Alan R. Cohen y Alan Freedland (The Freak Brothers, Due Date).

Lionsgate will release in theaters The Strangers: Chapter 1 on May 17, 2024.



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