The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018, dir. Johannes Roberts)

A dysfunctional family on a trip to relatives encounters murderous masked teens. Competent slasher sequel which benefits from a decent cast and some strong moments, but that doesn’t really add anything to its predecessor. A lighter touch makes the flick more accessible, but this might not be what’s quite needed here.

Here’s the trailer.

Them That Follow (2019, dir. Britt Poulton & Dan Madison Savage)

An Appalachian pastor’s daughter hides her secret from her father. Excellent, unsentimental slow-burn drama with thriller elements. Slightly starry casting is initially distracting, but this is structured impressively, looks great, and works hard to not judge. Recommended.

Bad Times At The El Royale (2018, dir. Drew Goddard)

One night at a motel on the California/Nevada border, where no-one is who they appear to be. Twisty-turny self-conscious comedy-thriller; lots of fun if you go with it, though the movie’s stately pace may frustrate some.