A few months ago I was watching something on TV and all of a sudden a really creepy commercial caught my attention, where a grandma was telling a teenage girl to climb into the oven. Obviously this isn’t normal, so I was intrigued and since I was creeped out by the commercial, I knew it was a movie I’d have to see.
The Visit is the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan (whose The Sixth Sense still freaks me out!) and Jason Blum (producer of a ton of scary movies, including The Purge). With the combination of these guys, I knew it’d be a good one!
So what’s it about? Well, as I’m sure you’ve seen from the trailers/commercials, a brother and sister go to visit their grandparents in a remote area (because this is a staple in horror films), for a weeklong trip. However, the young teens quickly discover that something isn’t quite right. I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll leave it at that. But I will say, there’s a pretty significant plot point early on that sends some flags up for what’s to come!
While The Visit falls under the horror genre, there are also SO many comedic moments! In fact, I’m pretty sure I laughed more than jumped, although there were quite a few edge-of-your-seat moments! All in all, I really enjoyed it! The film wasn’t quite what I expected going in (I didn’t think it’d be so comical), but it was a good one!
Do you enjoy scary movies? Will you be seeing The Visit this weekend?