Slap Eli Roth’s name to anything horror related, and suddenly that film becomes even more important to see. Roth has his name all over new horror The Stranger as he produces, but the film looks intense and pretty impressive even without the addition of Roth.
A second trailer, which plays more like a TV spot, has now been unleashed to support the films US release.
The Stranger is directed by Guillermo Amoedo, and has been produced by Eli Roth. The cast includes Luis Gnecco, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, and Aaron Burns.
Guillermo Amoedo shows a deft ability to turn a bloodthirsty monster movie on its head into a slow-burn, character-driven film. THE STRANGER takes its time, building the tension through occasional flashbacks and having the audience sympathize with Peter, who grew up not knowing his father. Peter, like the audience, is kept largely in the dark about his father’s motives or even what he is… because he’s certainly not human. What is apparent is the chaos his dad’s return has on the small town, especially a member of the police force and his violence-prone son.
THE STRANGER is ultimately about family, the legacy we pass on to our children and the lengths we go to protect and ensure their survival, no matter how dark and deadly they might become.
The Stranger releases in select US theaters and on VOD June 12th.