INTERVIEW: Madelaine Petsch & Froy Gutiérrez are The Killer Chemistry of ‘The Strangers: Chapter 1’

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The Strangers: Chapter 1’ is the begging of a new horror trilogy helmed by director Renny Harlin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, The Exorcist: The Beginning). The film is an expansion of the original 2008, Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman driven, ‘The Strangers’. A home invasion movie that is held as a true classic. This time around, ‘The Strangers: Chapter 1’ is lead by Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) and Froy Gutiérrez (Hocus Pocus 2), who play the titular role of Maya and Ryan. A couple on a road trip that leads them to be pray to the Man in the Mask, Pin-Up Girl and Dollface, a trio of serial killers.

For more on the ‘The Strangers: Chapter 1’ check out our New York Comic Con interview with Producer Courtney Solomon (An American Haunting) and Director Renny Harlin. Click on this Link: Exclusive New York Comic Con Interview with the Master Minds Behind ‘The Strangers: Chapter 1’

Latin Horror got a chance to chat with Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutiérrez and get insight on their reaction to being a part of The Strangers Trilogy. We also talked about their preparation as actors in a heavy driven, atmospheric and ambience filled film. Plus we get tidbits of who help with the script while on set. Don’t miss out and watch the interview below.

The Strangers: Chapter 1’ opens in theaters May 17th, 2024.


Christian A. Morán
Christian A. Morán has been working on feature films, shorts, music videos and in documentaries, for which he won an award in 2002 at the Aurora Film Festival. As a Production Manager and Senior Editor at Media Blasters Inc., he has worked on and revived numerous Cult and Horror titles such as Lucio Fulci's Zombie 2, Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer and One Missed Call. He also worked on post-production for Fever Dreams' feature, "Shadow: Dead Riot", starring Tony Todd of Candyman and worked on "Death Trance" directed by Yuji Shimomura and starring Versus' Tak Sakaguchi. Christian has also worked on animated titles including Invader Zim, Berserk, Giant Robo, Samurai Deeper Kyo, 12 Kingdoms and Voltron: Defender of the Universe. He also produced and edited a promotion video for a branch of The United Nations called Alliance of Civilizations which featured President Barack Obama. Currently, he is working with legendary producer Roger Corman and Code Red DVD, who handle titles from MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). At this time he is producing and directing his own films such as Silentious (2013), Flawed God (2014), Halloween Treat (2014) and the award winning film, Let's Play Dead Girl (2015).

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