Strangers: Prey at Night, The. Music Video Spotlights Predators
Strangers: Prey at Night, The. Film Details
Director: Johannes Roberts
Release Date: March 9, 2018
Release Format: Cinemas
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 87 minutes
Yesterday we featured an article on the short yet impactful promo clips for the upcoming film The Strangers Prey At Night. These set of videos were less than thirty seconds in length and provided enough suspense and raised curiosity towards the antagonists of the film.
The Man in The Mask, Dollface, and Pin-Up Girl made their debut and captured the essence of home invasion terror in The Strangers (2008). For the sequel, Horror enthusiasts and curious, casual partakers of the genre will immerse themselves in a terrifying backstory.
The trailer commences with a medium camera angle focused on a derelict pickup truck. The vehicle is stationary on a confidential road in the still of the night. There is a powerful connotation at play here, with symbolism entailing that the chauffeur is in control. The automobile serves as an analogy for leadership and actions.
The following clip also produces a profound psychological attention to the faceless figure. Here viewers watch as The Man in The Mask washes his hands over a blood and filth covered sink. What is the message here? The imagery shows this person lacks repentance for the barbaric acts carried out. Panning over to a fragmented mirror also has its symptomatic connotations. This individual is in a dissociative state against his personality, a person without a soul.
The next clip concentrates on Pin-Up Girl with attention on what appears to be her living environment. From these specific segments, viewers see a direct backstory on an individual on the lam, perhaps a nomadic loner. Whatever her emotional portrait maybe it is obvious she is not in command and is more of a passenger in the vaster scheme of events.
Perhaps the fascinating piece of this music video is the closing profile. In contradiction to the gloomy, ramshackle scenery in the preceding scene, we have a chic and child-like aesthetic. I can only determine that this specific character possesses a fascination with her inner youth. Not likely. Implied here is a prowling malice toward innocence, a predatory dissent against weakness. The mirror again enters for the second time in this video. Here viewers have a first look at the character, Dollface. It is obvious the part includes a dual identity and vulnerabilities, perhaps anguish on her true, unmasked form.
On The bed, there appears to be a young murder victim beneath the sheets. Is this her sibling? Is this an atrocity perpetrated against a random youth? The subject in this segment feels taboo and sinister therefore establishing this character an unhinged antagonist out of the trio.