‘The Strangers: Chapter 1’ Trailer: Horror Franchise Reboots With a New Trilogy and Terrifying AirBnB Invaders

Lock your doors, because Lionsgate has released the trailer for the upcoming horror film “The Strangers: Chapter 1,” set to release on May 17.

The third film in “The Strangers” franchise, which originated with Bryan Bertino’s 2008 film, stars Madelaine Petsch as a woman moving to the Pacific Northwest to start anew with her fiancé (Froy Gutierrez). Their plans go askew when they stay at an AirBnB in Oregon, where they are subject to the torment of three masked strangers that show up at their door.

Other cast members include Rachel Shenton, Gabriel Basso, Ema Horvath, Richard Brake and Ella Bruccoleri.

“Chapter One” is the first film in a new trilogy directed by Renny Harlin, who has previously helmed “Die Hard 2,” “Cliffhanger” and “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” among other projects.

The original “Strangers” starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as the targets of masked killers who break into their home. The second film, “The Strangers: Prey at Night,” released in 2018 and was directed by Johannes Roberts and starred Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson as the victims.

Bryan Bertino wrote the script for the first film and co-wrote “Prey at Night” script with Ben Ketai, and hr’s credited with the story for “Chapter 1.” The screenplay for the latest film was penned by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.

Watch the trailer below.

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