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Trailer and poster for “THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER 1” invade your home

Friday, March 1, 2024 | News


This time around, the Strangers aren’t the only strange ones on view.

Now set to arrive in theaters nationwide May 17, CHAPTER 1 is the first in THE STRANGERS TRILOGY that relaunches the franchise started in 2008 by Bryan Bertino’s hit chiller. Renny Harlin directed from a screenplay by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland, and CHAPTER ONE stars Madelaine Petsch, Froy Guitierrez, Gabriel Basso and Ema Horvath. The synopsis: “In Chapter 1, Madelaine Petsch stars as a young woman starting a new life with her fiancé. Suddenly, during a road trip stop in a remote vacation rental in the woods, they become the prey of a mysterious gang of masked strangers who attack without warning or reason. What begins as a fight to stay alive becomes one woman’s journey of courage and cunning in this horror series bridging three compelling films.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).