I remember a time when moviegoers were very excited to see M. Night Shyamalan movies but after a couple of serious mishaps most fans lost interest in his future endeavours. The helmer is back with a brand new film promising to bring him back to his former glory. His new project hints at the classic Brothers Grimm tale of Hansel and Gretel as seen in the two trailers shared in our post. It features two kids trapped in a house by their grandparents, as oppose to a wicked witch as the story is told in the books. How far can Shyamalan push the limits with his cinematography style and creative angles to makes this one as scary as possible?
So far all the boxes are checked for a great comeback from one of the most talked about horror movies of the year. The trailer is funny, creepy and weird, a blend of all the right things that is living up to the hype of a movie that might bring Shyamalan back. I am still trying to scrub away the memories of his previous “scary” movies “The Village” and “Lady in the Water”.
In his new film kids know that “Bedtime is 9:30” and as the grandparents remind them:
“It’s probably best you two shouldn’t come out of your room after that.”
Grandma even asks politely:
“Would you mind getting inside the oven to clean it?”
Here’s the official synopsis for “The Visit”:
“Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong 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.”
The film also stars Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge. It was produced by Jason Blum and Marc Bienstock. It hits theaters on September 11th, 2015.