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Home Alone? These 17 Horror Movies Are Perfect For Watching Solo

Home Alone? These 17 Horror Movies Are Perfect For Watching Solo
I love horror movies. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't feel the same way, which means that - out of respect for his wimpy side - my scary movie nights are reserved for nights when he's away. That means it's just me, my dogs, and an empty house . . . which, post-horror film, can turn into a pretty spooky situation. After years of imagining creepy figures out of the corner of my eye or being scared to get up and go to the bathroom in my own home, I've realized that there are certain types of horror movies that are better suited for watching solo.

When picking a scary movie to watch while home alone, it's important to avoid films where the horror takes place while somebody is in the same situation! No scary movies where the protagonist is primarily home alone, like Paranormal Activity or The Strangers. If a scary film has moments
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Contest: Win A Strangers: Prey At Night Prize Pack

Back in March, Aviron Pictures unleashed a trio of masked psychopaths when The Strangers: Prey at Night descended into theaters and proceeded to scare the crap out of all of us.

Directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script penned by Ben Ketai and Bryan Bertino, the latter of whom is responsible for The Strangers in the first place, Prey At Night followed a family’s innocent road trip as it took a “dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.”

After a successful theatrical run, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is now set to bring the film to Blu-ray and DVD with tons of exclusive bonus content, including a never before seen alternate ending,
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Home Alone? These 17 Horror Movies Are Perfect For Watching Solo

I love horror movies. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't feel the same way, which means that - out of respect for his wimpy side - my scary movie nights are reserved for nights when he's away. That means it's just me, my dogs, and an empty house . . . which, post-horror film, can turn into a pretty spooky situation. After years of imagining creepy figures out of the corner of my eye or being scared to get up and go to the bathroom in my own home, I've realized that there are certain types of horror movies that are better suited for watching solo.

When picking a scary movie to watch while home alone, it's important to avoid films where the horror takes place while somebody is in the same situation! No scary movies where the protagonist is primarily home alone, like Paranormal Activity or The Strangers. If a scary film has moments
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[Contest] Win a Blu-ray Package Including ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’

[Contest] Win a Blu-ray Package Including ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’
The Strangers: Prey at Night (read our review) is loosely based on real events surrounding a family struggling to survive as they are attacked on their vacation by a trio of masked psychopaths that hunt their prey with seemingly no rhyme or reason. Director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) pays homage to The Strangers by bringing back the infamous masked […]
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The Strangers: Prey at Night Review

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While gaps between classic horror films and their sequels have tested fans’ patience in the past, it’s hard to imagine anyone eagerly waiting for a follow-up to The Strangers. The sub-par bag-head home invasion horror from 2008 had the privilege of being granted a theatrical run back in the day but seemed unlikely to spawn a sequel then, let alone ten years later. What’s more surprising than a belated follow-up being green lit, is that it’s also debuting in cinemas and not being banished to online screening platforms or supermarket bargain bins next to VHS rips of Jeff Speakman’s Timelock or Wild Fishing with Henry Gilbey.

Thankfully, The Strangers: Prey at Night isn’t quite the derivative botch-job one would have expected considering the original’s insignificance and the genre’s tendency to emit cut-price cash-in/ franchise silage. The first act is robust with instant, albeit clichéd,
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‘The Strangers: Prey At Night’ Review: Dir. Johannes Roberts (2018)

The Strangers Prey at Night review: Dollface, Pin-Up Girl and Man in the Mask return, this time to terrorise a family of four in the sequel to 2008’s The Strangers.

The Strangers: Prey at Night review, Kat Hughes.

The Strangers Prey at Night review

Ten years ago audiences flocked to see Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman terrorised to death at the hands of three masked assailants. Now those masked killers return to incite more fear in follow-up The Strangers: Prey at Night. This time, rather than just two victims, the trio set their sights on a family of four. The quartet consists of mother Cindy (Christina Hendricks), father Mike (Martin Henderson), baseball-mad son Luke (Lewis Pullman), and delinquent daughter Kinsey (Bailee Madison). The group are on a road trip across the country to deliver Kinsey to her new boarding school, a move that Cindy hopes will straighten her out. Along
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‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ Review

Stars: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, Emma Bellomy, Damian Maffei, Lea Enslin | Written by Bryan Bertino, Ben Ketai | Directed by Johannes Roberts

Loosely inspired by the Manson Family murders (that’s what it means when it says “Based on a true story”), creepy slasher flick The Strangers became a hit back in 2008, with its tale of three masked, mostly silent figures terrorising Liv Tyler and husband Scott Speedman. That film made $82m from a $9m budget, so it’s somewhat surprising that it’s taken ten years to get the inevitable sequel off the ground. Still, here it is, and while it doesn’t exactly improve on its predecessor, it’s still a perfectly serviceable slasher movie that does exactly what you expect, with a modicum of style to boot.

Directed by Johannes Roberts (who made last year’s low budget shark thriller 47 Metres Down), The Strangers: Prey at Night
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The Miskatonic Institute announces “Manson Family” themed event

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies – London will use the Manson family as a springboard to delve into the sub-genre of films inspired by cults and alternative religions in California from the 60s and 70s, in a masterclass entitled No Sense Makes Sense: Gurus, Cults, Murder and Movies, taught by author Ian Cooper who frequently writes on horror and cults.

This class will examine the rise of alternative religious movements/cults in California in the 1960s and 70s which spawned an ongoing sub-genre of the horror film. The focus will be on the Manson Family, not only the most notorious of these groups but also the one with the greatest cultural impact. This is due to a number of factors including the nightmarish, random violence, the involvement of a number of high-profile artists and celebrities, from Roman Polanski and Dennis Wilson through to Dennis Hopper and Angela Lansbury and the dark glamor of Manson himself,
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Animal Kingdom season 3 gets a new trailer and poster

With a little over a month to go until its season 3 premiere, TNT has released a new poster and trailer for its critically acclaimed crime drama series Animal Kingdom; check them out here…

Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities, with Scott Speedman as her second in command. Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary and Finn Cole also star.

Animal Kingdom season 3 is set to premiere on May 29th on TNT.

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‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ Gets Unrated Cut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the horror-thriller The Strangers: Prey at Night will get a new unrated cut and an alternate ending when it debuts on home video early this summer.

The Strangers: Prey at Night digital release date is set for May 22nd. Blu-ray and DVD physical disc editions are slated for June 12th.

Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson and Lewis Pullman star in an homage to the original 2008 The Strangers film by revisiting villains Dollface, Pin-Up Girl and Man in the Mask in a new twisted story based on real-life events.

Universal is including several bonus features on all versions of The Strangers: Prey at Night as outlined below:

Alternate Ending

“Prep for Night” Music Video – Director’s Cut: The Man in the Mask, Dollface, and Pin-up Girl get ready to terrorize an unsuspecting family in a music video directed by horror auteur Mickey Keating

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The Strangers: Prey At Night Blu-Ray Includes Alternate Ending And Unrated Version

In the light of John Krasinski’s masterful fright flick, A Quiet Place, it’s easy to see how a horror of such an inferior calibre like The Strangers: Prey at Night can get lost in the shadow. A sequel to the 2008 cult classic The Strangers, directed by Bryan Bertino, the Johannes Roberts-helmed follow-up is much of the same, just nowhere near as effective.

Prey at Night is supposedly “based on real events” surrounding a family that’s attacked on their vacation by a trio of masked psychopaths, Dollface, Pin-Up Girl and Man in the Mask. While the film was able to maintain a score similar to that of its predecessor on Rotten Tomatoes, it failed to generate the traction which led to Bertino’s thriller being granted cult status.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will try to reverse the fortunes of the sequel though with exclusive bonus content, including
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The Strangers: Prey At Night Coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital with Alternate Ending

If you missed the return of Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and Man in the Mask in theaters, you can invite them into your own home on May 22nd with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment's digital release of The Strangers: Prey at Night (read Heather Wixson's review here), followed by a June release of an unrated Blu-ray and DVD (plus digital) that includes an alternate ending:

Press Release: Universal City, California, April 11, 2018 – Inspired by the 2008 cult classic The Strangers, The Strangers: Prey at Night is based on real events surrounding a family struggling to survive as they are attacked on their vacation by a trio of masked psychopaths that hunt their prey with seemingly no rhyme or reason. Director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) pays homage to The Strangers by bringing back the infamous masked villains -- Dollface, Pin-Up Girl and Man in the Mask -- and incorporates elements of the ‘80s
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The Strangers Prey At Night Arrives on Blu-Ray Combo Pack This June

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After a short stint in theaters, The Strangers: Prey At Night will find itself in your homes this May-June when the Digital and Blu-Ray Combo Pack release! More within...

On March 9, 2018, the sequel to 2008's cult classic horror film, The Strangers, released in theaters. After what will be a little over 2 months after its release, Universal Pictures will release The Strangers: Prey At Night on Digital in May and Blu-Ray Combo Pack in June. The film only grossed $24 million during its 32 days in theaters, with a heavy helping of that coming from Opening Weekend where it earned over $10 million. With Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time pulling in most audiences, the film couldn't pull in as much as Universal was probably expecting. Either that or, as our review suggests, word of mouth got out about it being unable to live up to the first film.

Nevertheless, Universal is hoping
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14 of the Scariest, Most Gut-Wrenching Movies 2018 Has to Offer

We know, we know. You've burnt through all the horror movies on Netflix, including the Really scary ones. There's only one thing left to do: turn to the big screen and find out what fresh thrills cinema has to offer in 2018. This year, we've already seen Helen Mirren's battle with a mean house, and we've endured another round with the brutal masked villains of The Strangers. And don't forget A Quiet Place, which is basically a 90-minute heart attack! Wondering what else lies ahead? We've got the dish on Sundance's big scare, the upcoming Purge prequel, and more.
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If You Don't Recognize the New Guy on Grey's Anatomy, You Have a Huge Pop Culture Blind Spot

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Meredith Grey has a new love interest! On episode 17 of this season of Grey's Anatomy, we got to meet the handsome new fella, Dr. Marsh. If you're having trouble placing his face, you're not alone! In fact, Scott Speedman, who plays Dr. Marsh, is currently on another show you might know.

Speedman plays Baz on the drama Animal Kingdom, and it's rumored that his character may die soon, so Speedman could have a large role on Grey's. Of course, Baz isn't his most memorable role - not by a long shot. Speedman will forever be known as Ben Covington, Keri Russell's love interest from Felicity (pictured below, where you'll also see Scott Foley, who also had an arc on Grey's). The drama was his big break, and he went on to star in films like Underworld, The Strangers, and The Vow.

Image Source: Everett Collection

Speedman was born in London,
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Animal Kingdom season 3 trailer sees Denis Leary joining the family

TNT has released the first trailer for the third season of its critically acclaimed crime drama series Animal Kingdom which gives us our first look at new cast addition Denis Leary as Deran’s drifter dad Billy; watch it here…

Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy’s Life, Oceans 13) as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities, with Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow) as her second in command. Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Ben Robson (Vikings, Dracula: The Dark Prince), Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars, It Follows) and Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, An Inspector Calls) also star.

Animal Kingdom season 3 is set to premiere on May 29th on TNT.
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14 New Horror Movies to Get Excited for in 2018

14 New Horror Movies to Get Excited for in 2018
Horror movies are always timely. With their ability to cross genres, make statements, and polarize all viewers, fans of the macabre will always come back for more. Which is why we wanted to get you excited about 2018's upcoming nightmare machines. With 2018 already in high gear, it's time to start thinking about the future. And what better way to do that than to sneak a peek the horror forecast for the year? Making this list even more special is that much of what we're getting is brand new. Plus, the sequels and reboots seem unique in their own right.

Whether it is Strangers: Prey at Night or Hellraiser: Judgement, neither of these iconic franchises have a "been there, done that feel." If anything, these latest installments feel like fresh takes from the franchises from which they came. Heck, even the long awaited version of Suspiria feels...Well, so very 2018. All
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How Much Of The Strangers: Prey At Night Is Based On A True Story?

While there are many different ways one can approach putting together a horror pic, the ones that we can see as easily taking place in the real world are arguably those that frighten and resonate with moviegoers most. Sure, there’s always going to be the debate regarding whether ghosts actually exist, but any given person could easily find themselves caught up in unfortunate situations similar to those depicted in The Strangers franchise.

Really, even though it’s been quite some time since the first installment debuted in theaters, its follow-up, Prey at Night, serves as a chilling reminder of that very notion. Still, one has to wonder how much of the sequel is based on “true events,” or if it’s just riding the premise of the original.

Well, as it turns out, it’s pretty much expanding upon the notion of its predecessor. Here’s what Prey at
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Box-Office Weekend: Black Panther Remains King

Not only did Black Panther once again finish atop of the weekend box office earning $41.1 million over the past weekend, but it has now made over $1 billion globally, after debuting in China this past weekend. The Marvel blockbuster has now been locked in the top spot since it was released four weeks ago, a feat that was last accomplished in 2015 by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Black Panther’s domestic tally of $41.1 million brings its four-week total to an eye-popping $562 million, making it the second highest grossing superhero movie of all time, just behind Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) which made over $623 million. Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time debuted in second place with an estimated opening weekend tally of $33.3 million. Not a bad debut, but mixed reviews may not bode well for the staying power of the Madeleine L’Engle adaptation.

The Strangers: Prey at Night also debuted this past
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Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in Disney-Dominant Weekend

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in Disney-Dominant Weekend
Black Panther” remained superheroic in its fourth weekend at the North American box office with $41.1 million at 3,942 locations, easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” with $33.5 million at 3,980 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

What had been pegged as a close contest among Disney titles for first place turned into a relatively easy victory for “Black Panther.” The Marvel title declined only 38% and generated the third-highest fourth weekend of all time, trailing only “Avatar” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

With $562 million in 24 days, “Black Panther” is now the seventh-highest domestic grosser of all time. It’s the first film since “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to lead the North American box office for four straight weekends and it’s grossed $1.08 billion worldwide, 21st highest of all time.

“A Wrinkle in Time” opened in line with Disney’s projections, which were slightly lower than the industry consensus. Critics
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