The Strangers: Prey at Night ★★★★½


"On the third track of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, Giorgio Moroder discusses the usage of the synthesizer and its basis as “a sound of the future.” He goes on to say that “you can do anything you want”, as there is no judgment, no preconceptions, with the rhythms of the expansive technology. It was, admittedly, a time where romance of futurism and media were frustratingly connected, with the genre-fare becoming bleaker and increasingly aggressive, tuned to the beats of mutilated flesh and existential ennui. The music was waiting for the world, and our perception of it, to speed up and ignite towards The Jetsons, but the result of synth in the ‘70s and ‘80s is clashing ambiance, doomed to accompany a world unfit for its possibility."

On one of the best Slasher films in recent memory.

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