This STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT Trailer Thinks You’re Alone

Wait, did they actually make a slasher that looks "fun"?

I have to be real with you: I wasn't that excited about The Strangers: Prey At Night - Johannes Roberts' follow-up to Bryan Bertino's '08 home invasion hit that became a classic with many horror fans. 

Until today. Because - holy shit - this new trailer turns what initially looked like a self-serious, portentous slog into a thrilling, funhouse slasher film (with an all-timer unexpected needle drop).

Take a look:

Hopefully, this isn't just the product of a bored trailer cutter, and that same energy permeates the actual picture when The Strangers: Prey at Night hits theaters on March 9th.