‘The Strangers: Chapter 1’ Review — New trilogy is off to a limp start

A review of the new horror film, in theaters now

Eric Langberg
Everything’s Interesting
6 min readMay 17, 2024

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A few minutes into The Strangers: Chapter 1, Maya — who is on a cross-country road trip, inexplicably driving from NYC to Portland, Oregon for a job interview — pulls out her phone. “Oh!” she says. “Ally says our funds came through!” Cut to a closeup on her phone…

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Eric Langberg
Everything’s Interesting

Interests: bad horror movies, queering mainstream films, Classic Hollywood.