The Visit

The Visit Movie

Taglines: No one loves you like your grandparents.

Life appears normal for two children until they discover that Grandma and Grandpa’s (Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie) behavior has become deeply disturbing after being left to stay at their grandparents’ house while their mother is on vacation.

They are warned not to come out of their room past 9:30 at night, but after curiosity gets the better of them, they realize that there is something terribly wrong taking place. After failing to convince their mother to come to their rescue, they realize they are on their own and face the untold horrors surrounding the two elders.

The Visit is an American found footage horror film written, produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, and Kathryn Hahn. The film was released in North America on September 11, 2015 by Universal Pictures.

About the Story

Rebecca (Olivia DeJonge) and Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) prepare for a week-long stay with their grandparents, John and Doris, while their mother, Paula (Kathryn Hahn), goes on a cruise with her new boyfriend. The two kids, who have never met their grandparents, intend to film a documentary about their visit. Paula has not seen her parents in fifteen years, after she eloped with her high-school teacher, Robert, who has since left her. She tells Rebecca little about the disagreement she had with her parents, suggesting that Rebecca ask them for more details.

The Visit Movie

“Nana” and “Pop Pop” (Peter McRobbie and Deanna Dunagan) greet Rebecca and Tyler at the train station. Once they are settled in at the isolated farmhouse, Rebecca and Tyler are instructed to never go near the basement because it contains toxic mold. That night, John tells Rebecca and Tyler that as he and Doris are elderly, their bedtime is 9:30 p.m. An hour past curfew, Rebecca ventures downstairs for something to eat and discovers Doris projectile vomiting. Later, Rebecca mentions it to John, who dismisses it as Doris having the stomach flu. John then reminds her that she and Tyler must not leave their bedroom after 9:30 p.m.

Over the next few days, Rebecca and Tyler notice their grandparents exhibiting more strange behavior. When Rebecca asks Doris about what happened the day Paula left home, Doris begins shaking and screaming, until Rebecca calms her. John and Doris are later confronted by a woman who was helped by them in counseling; she goes into the house with them but is never seen leaving. Tyler, concerned about the occurrences, decides to secretly film what happens downstairs at night. Doris discovers the hidden camera, retrieves a large knife, and unsuccessfully tries to break into the children’s locked bedroom.

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The Visit

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Olivia DeJonge, Peter McRobbie, Michelle Rose Domb, Erica Lynne Arden, Deanna Dunagan
Screenplay by: M. Night Shyamalan
Production Design by: Naaman Marshall
Cinematography by: Maryse Alberti
Film Editing by: Luke Franco Ciarrocchi
Costume Design by: Amy Westcott
Set Decoration by: Christine Wick
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including terror, violence and some nudity, and for brief language.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: September 11, 2015