What starts off as a fun and happy movie trailer about a visit with grandma and grandpa quickly turns scary when the words, “from M. Night Shyamalan” appear on the screen. The Visit is not going to be a “family-friendly” movie, if you know what we mean. This is a straight-up horror movie, and it looks terrifying.
Getting back to his scary movie roots, the official synopsis for Shyamalan’s The Visit reads, a “brother and sister are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week-long trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.” Don’t let the appearance of funny lady Kathryn Hahn, playing their mom, fool you, because it doesn’t look like we’ll be laughing much during this movie.
Everything starts off fine with the kids excited to be visiting with Nanna and Pop Pop, but things quickly turn nasty after their 9:30pm bedtime. The grandparents are doing all sorts of weird things (like, demonic things), there’s a secret hidden in a shed, and strange requests to climb into the oven to clean it. Um, pass.
But there’s no way we’re sleeping on this movie. We’ve been waiting for the comeback of the guy behind some of the best plot twist endings in recent horror history. We’re betting The Visit, mostly filmed using a “found footage” technique, will feature more surprise shockers and we’re ready for them. Talking to The Independent, Shyamalan admitted that the movie is, “unapologetic in what it is.” And what it is twisted and scary–in an awesome way.
Check out the trailer below and get psyched, horror fans. The film has a tentative release date of September 11th, 2015. Just in time for the Halloween season.
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