Check out the trailer for The Guest, an upcoming thriller from director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the team behind last year’s hit horror film You’re Next. It looks like they’re taking a slight detour from You’re Next‘s horror tone, going for a character driven thriller here. The Guest tells the story of a family who lets in a soldier claiming to be a close friend of their son who died in action. Of course, it isn’t long before shit hits the fan. While this trailer portrays the film as a serviceable, run-of-the-mill thriller, we’ve been hearing pretty positive things so far, especially regarding the unexpected directions the story takes. If that is the case, I guess we should be thankful that the trailer doesn’t ruin the twists. We’re intrigued enough to want to check this one out.
The Guest stars Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer, and Lance Reddick.
Trailer via Yahoo.
Official synopsis for The Guest:
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
ETA: UK – 5 September, 2014. USA (limited) – 17 September, 2014.