In 2008, horror film lovers were given The Strangers, a film that features a devilish squad of intruders terrorizing an innocent home with evil intentions. Today, ten years later, the second installment of the horror film, The Strangers: Prey at Night, has premiered.
Director of the project, Johannes Roberts, spoke with the American-based horror website Bloody Disgusting and shared his biggest artistic influences to date.
Roberts claimed his filmmaking style is greatly impacted by the works of one John Carpenter.
John Carpenter is a pioneer of the horror film genre and specifically helped establish the "slasher film" subgenre.
The 70-year =-old filmmaker brought us one of the first and most iconic slasher films of all time with 1978's Halloween.
“Those two films really were my lead in terms of atmosphere and pacing and cinematic style. It’s a tricky one in terms of the movie has a very tense slow build. It’s just atmosphere," says Roberts.
He went on to say,
Audiences can now see Carpenter's influence for themselves with The Strangers: Prey at Night, now in theaters.