The Strangers: Chapter 1 clip puts Madelaine Petsch in serious danger

A clip from director Renny Harlin’s The Strangers: Chapter 1, the first entry in a trilogy, puts star Madelaine Petsch in danger

Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) has the lead role in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master director Renny Harlin‘s The Strangers: Chapter 1, which Lionsgate will be giving a theatrical release on May 17th. The full trailer for this film just made its way online a few days ago, and now a clip has been unveiled that shows Petsch’s character in a very dangerous situation. The clip, which has a running time of nearly 2 minutes, can be seen in the embed above.

Harlin has made an entire trilogy of Strangers films, and we’ve heard that Lionsgate will also be releasing The Strangers: Chapter 2 and The Strangers: Chapter 3 by the end of the year.

Petsch is joined in the cast of these films by 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 has 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?

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The Strangers: Chapter 1

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