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“The Strangers: Chapter 1” Trailer: Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez Battle Masked Killers in Horror Reboot

'The Strangers: Chapter 1' releases in theaters May 17

The Strangers franchise is back to haunt your nightmares.

On Friday, Lionsgate released the trailer for its upcoming movie The Strangers: Chapter 1, a reboot of the 2008 psychological horror movie that starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as a couple whose vacation home is broken into.

The trailer for the new movie, which stars Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch and Teen Wolf's Froy Gutierrez, showcases the two stars as a couple whose idyllic anniversary vacation getaway goes wrong when a group of masked killers invade the home they are staying in.

The pair are shown enjoying a quiet getaway in a small town during a road trip for their five-year anniversary — albeit, with the town's locals giving them odd looks — when a child knocks at their door, asking for a woman named Tamara. Though they send the child away, Petsch's character is later shown showering while a masked killer watches her — and three masked killers subsequently capture the couple.

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<p>John Armour/Lionsgate</p> Madelaine Petsch in The Strangers: Chapter 1

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Madelaine Petsch in The Strangers: Chapter 1

"After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple are forced to spend the night in a remote cabin," reads an official synopsis for the upcoming movie. "Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive."

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The Strangers: Chapter 1 is the third film in The Strangers series. The 2008 original received a sequel in 2018 titled The Strangers: Prey at Night. The new film is set to be followed by two additional movies also starring Petsch, 29, and directed by filmmaker Renny Harlin, as Deadline previously reported.

<p>John Armour/Lionsgate</p> The Strangers: Chapter 1

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The Strangers: Chapter 1

Harlin directs the new films from screenplays cowritten by Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland and Amber Loutfi. Back in October, the director told ComicBook.com that he actually considers the upcoming movies "the first three movies of the Strangers Universe."

"And the way the third movie ends, if people thought that the original movie ended in a titillating way because Liv Tyler sort of gasps in the end of that. And you question, like, 'Did she live, what happened?' " Harlin told the outlet. "If you thought that was thought-provoking, I think that when the third movie ends, you are like, 'Oh my God, what's, what's gonna happen now?'"

The Strangers: Chapter 1 is in theaters May 17.

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