THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER 1 Hits Rotten Tomatoes With Worst Score Of The Franchise

THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER 1 Hits Rotten Tomatoes With Worst Score Of The Franchise THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER 1 Hits Rotten Tomatoes With Worst Score Of The Franchise

The review embargo for The Strangers: Chapter 1 has lifted, and the reviews for the home invasion horror prequel have not been kind...

By MarkCassidy - May 17, 2024 10:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies

The first instalment in a new Strangers trilogy arrives in theaters this weekend, and the first reviews are now online.

With 33 verdict counted, The Strangers: Chapter 1 currently sits at a pretty dire 21% on Rotten Tomatoes.

We're not sure why anyone would have been expecting much from this after what might honestly go down as the worst trailer of the year (see below), but it's fair to say the majority of critics were less than enthusiastic about what sounds like a beat-by-beat rehash of the original.

Check out some reactions below.

You get the idea.

Director Renny Harlin shot the entire trilogy back-to-back, so there are two more movies coming... whether we like it or not!

"[It was] the challenge of a lifetime, but I also really embraced it," he said in a recent interview. "On a Monday morning, I could be shooting the second chapter, and Monday afternoon I could be shooting the first chapter, and Tuesday morning I could be shooting the third chapter. it was incredibly demanding for the actors, for the continuity in terms of the make-up and wardrobe, and for my director of photography, because we wanted to create a visual language that develops so that the movies get bigger, more epic, as we go [on]. It just kept all of our juices pumping all the time"

"Maya drives across the country with her longtime boyfriend, Ryan, as the pair begin a new life together in the Pacific Northwest. Along the way, their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon and they are forced to spend the night in an isolated Airbnb home. Through the night they are terrorized by three murderous masked strangers."

The movie stars Madelaine Petsch as Maya, Froy Gutierrez as Ryan, Rachel Shenton as Debbie, Gabriel Basso, Ema Horvath, Florian Clare as Chris Sampson,  Rebecka Johnston as Lucy, Miles Yekinni as Marcus, Ben Cartwright as Rudy, Janis Ahern as Carol, Ryan Bown, Brooke Lena Johnson, Ella Bruccoleri, Stevee Davies and Brian Law.

The Strangers: Chapter 1 will be released on May 17, 2024, by Lionsgate Films. Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 are both set to release sometime that same year.

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