25. The Visit
I admit it. I’m curious about this new M. Night Shyamalan movie. The Visit seems like simple, stripped-down, proper horror — something we haven’t seen from the writer/director since Signs, a film full of terror but unfortunately remembered for a lame resolution. As for this most recent effort, it looks like a weird spin on Hansel and Gretel that could turn Shyamalan from a punchline back to well-regarded in the hills of Hollywood.
Does Hollywood have a lot of hills? I don’t know, but I do know that found footage is so hit or miss these days, usually leaning towards the latter. The Visit is employing this storytelling technique to tell us a tale of two kids visiting their grandparents. Why they feel the need to document everything going on well before strange happenings occur is beyond me. Why use found footage at all? All of our questions will be answered soon enough. I hope they’re positive.
M. Night needs a win. Bad. His career has taken a nosedive not seen since…
Just imagine that ellipsis going on forever. —Justin Gerber
Release Date: September 11th