The Guest Clips: “This is David.”

Two clips have been released for The Guest, the upcoming thriller from the writer and director of last year’s hit horror film You’re Next, and we’ve got them right here for you to check out. Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens stars as David, a soldier who turns up at a family’s home claiming to be a friend of their deceased son. As it turns out, David might not be who he says he is. The early word has been quite positive for this one, with reviews raving on the film’s style and unexpected turns. While You’re Next gathered itself quite an audience for an indie horror film, we weren’t overly impressed (our review HERE), finding that it didn’t quite bring anything new or original to the table to warrant the hype. Still, director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett’s change in direction looks pretty good so far, with The Guest clips below providing confidence in what should be a fun outing. Fingers crossed.

The Guest stars Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer, and Lance Reddick.
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Official synopsis for The Guest:

David is the perfect guest. Friendly and helpful, this young soldier arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, their teenage daughter Anna starts wondering if David is responsible.

the guest poster

ETA: UK – 5 September, 2014. USA – 17 September, 2014.