The Strangers: Prey at Night (R)
Weary of dealing with their rebellious teenage daughter Kinsey (Bailee Madison) -- you know she's badass 'cause she wears a Ramones shirt -- Cindy (Christina Hendricks) and Mike (Martin Henderson) have decided to send her to boarding school, even if they have to go bankrupt to do it. Determined to force a little family unity before she goes, they take Kinsey and her older brother Luke (Lewis Pullman) to a trailer-park campground run by Cindy's uncle.
Knock. Knock. "Is Tamara here?" The young woman (Emmy Bellomy) asking the question (as she did in the first film) has long stringy hair but her face is hidden in the shadows. The parents send her away, but she'll soon return, in a white "Dollface" mask, with two murderous pals in tow -- "Pin-Up Girl" (Lea Enslin) and the guy in the smiley-face burlap mask (Damian Maffei). The trio will set about hunting the family down with kitchen knives and an ax, but not before taunting them with 1980s rock anthems and out-of-the-shadows jump scares. The Strangers: Prey at Night has a slow and rather grim first half, but then, in the home stretch, takes a welcome turn into the seriously silly.