One of my favorite horror franchises of the 2000s is, without a doubt, The Strangers (2008). The first film gave a tense and terrifying look at the home invasion sub genre. Surprisingly, after the success of the first movie, it took a full ten years for a sequel to hit theaters. Now, the writer and director of the first film has a new project in the works. Read on for a big bit of information of what Bryan Bertino has in store.
The movie, which is being produced by Dark Castle, is simply titled They. Dark Castle is best known as the studio behind such movies as the high-profile remakes of horror classics House on Haunted Hill (1999), Thirteen Ghosts (2001), and House of Wax (2005). Daniel Stamm of 2010’s Last Exorcism and Hulu’s Into the Dark is set to direct They from a screenplay by Bertino. In a recent interview with Daily Dead, Stamm teased details of the project.
“It’s home invasion… all set on an oil derrick in the Texan desert. Basically, it’s about a group of oil workers hours away from civilization that are being confronted with an attack of a certain kind out in the desert. So it is kind of a home invasion movie, but it turns that concept on its head, and it’s not a close-quarters home invasion, but more of you see [on] the horizon what is coming. It’s very cool. It’s very smart. It kind of follows a little bit rhythmically the same pattern that The Strangers does.”
As I mentioned above, I love The Strangers. A large part of my admiration for the movie comes from Bertino’s writing and directing. It will be interesting to see what he does with a new, similarly themed project.
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