Movie Night: “The Visit”
By: @BrodyBarcode / firstname.lastname@example.org
Following some pretty harsh criticism and feedback, with regards to his last two films (“After Earth” & “The Last Airbender”), Writer / Director / Producer, M. Night Shyamalan (“Signs”, “Unbreakable”, & “The Sixth Sense”) has finally come back around to his uniquely eerie filmmaking style; teaming up with Emmy award winning producer and Blumhouse Productions founder / CEO, Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity”, “Insidious”, & “Sinister”), to deliver his latest comedic horror / thriller, “The Visit”.
“The Visit” is the story of a single Mom (Kathryn Hahn), who after many years of not communicating with either of her parents, due to a dramatic falling out, decides to allow her two teenage kids, Becca (Olivia DeJonge) and Tyler (Ed Oxenbould), the opportunity to meet their grandparents for the first time.
Hopeful in breaking up the distant silence between her Mom and grandparents, as well as finally getting a chance to see where her Mom grew up, young aspiring filmmaker, Becca decides to make a full length feature documentary out of her and her brother’s trip to Nana (Deanna Dunagan) and Pop Pop’s (Peter McRobbie).
With her camera rolling, Becca and Tyler make their way out to the rural countryside of Pennsylvania where they’re greeted with cheerfully warm and loving embraces by their grandparents. However, as each day passes by at Nana and Pop Pop’s house, Becca and Tyler both quickly begin to realize that something’s not right with the grandparents, and that they need to call Mom.
Rated PG-13, M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Visit” is a very well crafted upbeat horror film that intertwines multiple elements of comedy and drama into an all around edge of your seat thriller.