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M. Night Shyamalan is back in horror with the first trailer for ‘The Visit’

The Visit poster

Don’t listen to grandma when she asks you to clean the oven.

The first trailer for writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit dropped on Friday and comes with all the horror of visiting relatives that you need. The film stars Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie as the grandparents, Kathryn Hahn as their daughter, and Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge as her children.

The Visit follows the children on a visit to their grandparent’s house in the wilderness where they discover that the house has a weird set of rules — mainly going to bed and staying in your room at 9:30 p.m.

It seems like Shyamalan is back to his old tricks and is hoping a return to horror will help get him back on the map after the failures of The Last Airbender and After Earth. The trailer seems to show that it is more in line with recent horror hits such as Insidious and The Purge rather than some of his own successes like The Sixth Sense or The Village.

It also is concerning that you would have Kathryn Hahn in a film and would keep her as someone to bring in over a Skype call.

The Visit opens in theaters September 11.


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