It’s Grandma’s rules in the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

It really can’t get much worse than After Earth, right? M. Night Shyamalan quietly made a micro-budget horror film by the name of The Visit, and in true Shyamalan fashion, it’s quite the mystery. In fact, the film has been largely under the radar right up until the release of this very trailer. So, what is The Visit and should we be excited about it?

It’s hard to believe that we’d even be asking that question about a new film from the guy who made The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs. Yet here we are—many films later—wondering if we should even be looking forward to The Visit. His filmography speaks for itself, as there is undoubtedly more bad than good, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t capable of something great; if you ask me, he certainly has the talent to do it. While there’s really no way of knowing what we’re in store for when it comes to The Visit, all I can say is that I’m rooting for the guy. So, what about the actual trailer?

It’s actually kind of great. The found footage element was a surprise, but I got the impression that it’s not entirely shot in that style (I could be wrong, though). There’s just something about a person losing their shit that’s inherently creepy, especially when its this sweet old grandma who just wants to bake cookies (and children) in the oven. Why can’t they leave their room after 9:30 pm, and what could they be hiding?

This one is slated for a release on September 11th.

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.

The Visit stars Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan, and Michael Mariano.


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16 thoughts on “It’s Grandma’s rules in the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

  1. Unfortunately the trailer didn’t do anything for me. I’ll stay comfortably in the skeptics circle on this one and when it comes out and surprises us all, I will be overjoyed for M. Night’s return to form. Haha!

      1. I hope it will be good as well. And as you say at the beginning, nothing can be as bad as After Earth!

      2. Hahah. That’s what I hope anyway! But I guess if anyone could make something worse than that movie, it’s probably him unfortunately.

    1. I’ve only seen The Village once and I remember not really digging it much. I need to revisit it, though, seems like one of his movies that might be on the edge of good.

  2. I’m a huge fan of the both bad horror movies and the “Found Footage” style, so this movie looks awesome! 😉 Really though, I do love some of the worst movies (Langoliers!) and I can be pretty forgiving, but I do hope this is a big success for M. Night. I think he has a unique take on thrillers/horror/sci-fi and I would hate for his lasting legacy to be people focusing on the stinkers rather than the stars. Thank you so much for alerting me to this movie though!

    1. No problem! Langoliers is such a ridiculously bad movie, yet it’s utterly fantastic. What a movie! And I couldn’t agree more on M. Night. He really has the talent to do something great, so it’d be nice to see him deliver another solid film starting with The Visit.

  3. This had plenty of creep factor for me, especially since the grandparents seemed so kind and normal at the beginning. It has all the best elements – vulnerable children, isolated farmhouse, a mother who doesn’t believe their story… Here’s hoping fans won’t be disappointed.

    1. You’re definitely right about that. There’s plenty of great horror elements on display here, and M. Night is certainly more than capable. Let’s just hope he doesn’t deliver another dud.

  4. I’m really confused. I didn’t get to see after earth. But I loved all the other movies. I thought they were fantastic. Am I the only one?

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