‘The Strangers 2’ Director is Inspired by John Carpenter

The sequel to Brian Bertino’s popular home invasion film, The Strangers is in the midst of being filmed. The Strangers 2 is being directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down). She recently had an interview with Dread Central where he says that John Carpenter was a huge influence on the sequel. Here is what he had to say.


“I’m in week two of filming. It looks absolutely incredible,” Roberts told Dread Central. “I love Bertino’s film, I think it’s an amazing movie and tonally this movie is going to fit very well into that universe. It has a real strong emotional heart, which the first one did, and it has a very cool retro feel to it, a lot of sort of references to… I mean, I always bring a lot of John Carpenter with me because that’s what I grew up on, but also maybe going back a bit earlier to the seventies movies, from Don’t Look Now to Duel, the Spielberg movie, even Christine a bit, the John Carpenter movie.”

He continued, “All of these influences are finding their way into the movie, but I think it’s going to be a real fantastic movie. I’m super excited about it.”

The Strangers 2 stars Christina Hendricks (Drive), Bailee Madison (The Bridge to Terabithia), Martin Henderson (The Ring), Lewis Pullman (Aftermath), and Leah Roberts  (The Christmas Spirit).

In the sequel, scripted by Bertino and Ben Ketai, the official synopsis is…

The film follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and after the power goes out they decide to hunker down for the night in a borrowed trailer. Under the cover of darkness, three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit.

The Strangers 2 sounds like it is coming along nicely. Anything inspired by Carpenter peaks our interest. I am a big fan of The Strangers and I am looking forward to checking this out. What are your thoughts?

About Scott Crawford

I am an avid lover of horror films ever since I was a little boy. I have amassed a sizeable film collection in my life and it is one of my pride and joy. I also love video games and have been playing them since the days of the Intellivision. I currently play on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch and love all genres of games but mainly play single player story driven games mainly in the fantasy or horror genre. I also host a podcast called The Podcast by the Cemetery with two of my friends and we talk horror and video games.

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