The Strangers: Chapter 1 clip, posters, and Renny Harlin interview

A clip and posters have been released to promote The Strangers: Chapter 1, the start of Renny Harlin’s Strangers trilogy

Yesterday, director Renny Harlin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) and producer Courtney Solomon were on a panel at New York Comic Con to discuss their upcoming trilogy of movies inspired by the 2008 film The Strangers (watch it HERE) – and you can find out some of the details that were revealed during that panel at THIS LINK. Lionsgate will be releasing these Strangers movies – which are said to be titled The Strangers: Chapter 1, The Strangers: Chapter 2, and The Strangers: Chapter 3 – to theatres throughout 2024… and coinciding with the panel, they have also released a clip from The Strangers: Chapter 1, along with a couple posters! JoBlo’s own Tyler Nichols was also able to sit down for an interview with Harlin before the panel began, so we have that video embedded above. The clip and posters can be found at the bottom of this article.

The cast of these films includes Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Froy Gutierrez (Cruel Summer), Rachel Shenton (All Creatures Great and Small), Gabriel Basso (Hillbilly Elegy), and Ema Horvath (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power). The Strangers: Chapter 1 centers on Petsch’s character as she drives cross-country with her longtime boyfriend (Gutierrez) to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers. Lionsgate plans from there to expanding the story in new and unexpected ways with its sequels.

The new Strangers trilogy was filmed in Slovakia, and all three movies were shot simultaneously. Solomon produced them with Mark Canton, Christopher Milburn, Gary Raskin, Charlie Dombeck, and Alastair Birlingham. Andrei Boncea, Dorothy Canton, and Roy Lee serve as executive producers. Rafaella Biscayn, Frame Film SK, Johanna Harlin, Juan Garcia Peredo, and Alberto Burgueno are co-producing. 

Harlin said The Strangers: Chapter 1 “is close to the original movie in its set-up of a young couple in an isolated environment in a house and a home invasion happening for random reasons.” Then Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 “explore what happens to the victims of this kind of violence and who the perpetrators are of this kind of violence. Where are they coming from and why?

What did you think of the clip from The Strangers: Chapter 1 and our interview with Renny Harlin? Are you looking forward to this trilogy? Let us know by leaving a comment below:

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