Man Kathryn Hahn‘s character reallllly needs a vacation in this trailer for The Visit. She looks like she’s having so much fun while her kids are trapped with their insanely creepy grandparents. It looks like writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is returning to the big screen with the express intent of declaring all out war on the elderly, and I like it. I remember hating staying the night at my grandparents as a kid, and this trailer somehow is able to take that internal itchiness and dial it up into some outright weirdo horror. I also like how the traditional “jump scare” moment towards the end of the trailer is actually a misdirect that leads into an archly funny line.
Check out The Visit trailer below, along with the first images. The film also stars Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge. It was produced by Jason Blum and Marc Bienstock. It hits theaters on September 11th, 2015.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Visit:
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.