It's no great secret that M. Night Shyamalan's career has seen better days. After propelling himself to the top of Hollywood with The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan's career has been on a steady critical and commercial downslide. But the failure of his critically derided blockbusters The Last Airbender and After Earth may have been just the wake-up call Shyamalan needed; his next movie, The Visit, is a stripped-down, micro-budget return to his horror roots:
The Visit follows a pair of young kids who take an extended trip to their grandparents' house. Everything is fine until 9:30 p.m., when the children have been strictly ordered not to leave their rooms; when they do, it becomes clear that something is seriously, terrifyingly wrong with their grandparents.
It's an intriguing, refreshingly intimate movie for Shyamalan — but will audiences be willing to trust him again? We'll find out when The Visit hits theaters in September.
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