Oh M. Night. You try so hard. Or you hardly try; I’m kinda having a tough time determining which is which. But M. Night, you still have a whole lot to answer for, after the terrible crapfests called After Earth and The Happening. I’m not a hater though. Devil surprised me, because I figured you’d torpedoed your talent. But it gave good creep. Heck, I liked The Village, and even tolerated Lady in the Water.
I have a feeling The Visit is gonna be one of those possession storylines, where good ol’ YiaYia and Papou are looking for a younger generation to swap to. Cut to momma picking up “her kids”, and them smiling as the old house fades in the rearview. End scene. What? If I’ve ruined your “super secret twist ending”, sorry. But really dude, get it together, please. And perhaps next time? Jettison the hackneyed “Found Footage” look, and stick with straight-up storytelling. And please, DO NOT PUT YOURSELF IN ANY MORE MOVIES. You’re a director, not an actor. Pop in like Hitch if you must, but no more casting yourself. You obviously can’t multitask right now.
This trailer is kinda good though. And I do love me some Katheryn Hahn. Please prove my distrust of your abilities wrong. Please prove me completely wrong. Please.
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. Shyamalan produces The Visit through his Blinding Edge Pictures, while Blum produces through his Blumhouse Productions alongside Marc Bienstock (Quarantine 2: Terminal). Steven Schneider (Insidious) and Ashwin Rajan (Devil) executive produce the thriller. http://www.stayinyourroom.com
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Ed Oxenbould, Olivia DeJonge
Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan
Produced By: M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock
Executive Produced By: Steven Schneider, Ashwin Rajan