The Guest was one of my favorite films from the SXSW film festival this past March. As a fan of You’re Next, V/H/S and A Horrible Way To Die screenwriter Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard, it was interesting to see them successfully take a step or two outside of the horror genre. The film is incredibly stylish with an amazing score and just really, really nails the vibe its going for.
Following the teaser trailer from a few months back, today’s new full-length trailer doesn’t really communicate that vibe. It’s serviceable and gives you a nice breakdown of the plot, but the atmosphere is largely missing. So if this clip puts you on the fence, remember to go ahead and take the leap once the film comes out. You won’t regret it. Check out Matt’s review here for more on that. The film stars Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer, and Lance Reddick and will be released on September 17th via Picturehouse. Hit the jump for The Guest trailer.
Trailer via Yahoo. Here’s the official logline for The Guest:
A soldier (Dan Stevens) 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.