M. Night Shyamalan Gets Back to Scares in First 'The Visit' Trailer

April 23, 2015

The Visit

"Bedtime is 9:30. It's probably best you two shouldn't come out of your room after that." After debuting the teaser poster earlier this week, the first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's return to the horror genre has arrived. The Visit seems to be a found footage horror thriller following two kids (Ed Oxenbould, Olivia DeJonge) spending a weekend with their grandparents where some very strange things happen after 9:30pm. This looks pretty creepy, though I'm not sure why the found footage angle was necessary. It almost seems like it's late to the party. Still, this will probably make you cautious about your grandparents.

Here's the first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit from Universal:

The Visit

You can still check out the teaser poster for The Visit right here.

The Visit is written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village), which he also produced with Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Sinister). The film employs a found footage style of storytelling to follow a brother and sister (Ed Oxenbould, Olivia DeJonge) 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. The film arrives on September 11th.

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  • Oriyan J. Ovadia
    "An original thriller from write/director M. Night Shaymalan", I haven't seen anything original in the trailer. Really had enough of the whole found-footage gimmick. Shaymalan can't afford to slack off like that.
    • steve
      Shooting in a certain way doesn't make it "not original" If you use that logic then no movie is ever original if it's shot similar to another
      • Oriyan J. Ovadia
        "I haven't seen anything original in the trailer". Wasn't talking about the shooting only.
  • Ron
    Another found footage? Why? Another this kinda story? WHY??
    • SallySpider
      Another ?? Why?
    • Oriyan J. Ovadia
      Another Shaymalan flop? Why?
  • Bounty 4 Zuckuss
    Hate found footage but it doesn't look half bad
  • Brian Sleider
    Could not even finish the thing, who gives this hack the money to make these crap movies?
  • toonfed
    i lost my faith in Shyamalan long time ago. long long time ago
  • Trey Wilson
    I predict another box office fiop for Shamaylannadingdong.
    • Bounty 4 Zuckuss
      His only actual flop was Lady in the Water. Even After Earth was profitable after accounting the worldwide totals. Now that doesn't mean the movies didn't suck, they just weren't comercial flops.
      • wrath_of_fett
        He hasn't made a profitable film since The Village. Learn how box office works.
        • Bounty 4 Zuckuss
          After Earth $130 million budget $243.7 million box office/ The Happening Budget $48 million Box office - $163.4 million Box office/ TLA - Budget $150 million $319 million Box office. Yes I know the fact that there's a lot of gray territory between "hit" and "bomb" territory, and most studios consider a film a success once it doubles it's budget. But his last 3 films weren't the "flops" that people believe them to be. Just because they sucked doesn't mean they flopped.
          • wrath_of_fett
            PLEASE learn how box office works before making these idiotic statements. After marketing, etc. After Earth cost around $200M. So your simple mind is undoubtedly screaming $43M PURE PROFIT! Umm, NO. Not by a long shot. Read this and LEARN! STUDIOS ONLY RECOUP 55% OF BOX OFFICE! GOT THAT? That means After Earth only recouped about $133M. Now tell me smart stuff, is 133M MORE or LESS than $200M? I'll give you a few hours to contemplate that.
          • Bounty 4 Zuckuss
            I see you've got it all figured out..... yet you make idiotic assumptions like "So your simple mind is undoubtedly screaming $43M PURE PROFIT!".... The only thing I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around is how you have time to troll a 5 month old post. Seriously, get a life..I'm done.
  • Just hope no-one runs themselves over with a lawn mower. Will give it a go.
  • Blows my mind that people still give this guy money to make movies. Of course, Unbreakable is one of my all-time fav but it sure doesn't make up for the 4-5 stinkers he's made since.
    Not even a little scary. Wan did it better.
  • Jameson Cyr
    New low for Mr. Shyamalan.
  • ErrorSapiens
    I love his movies
  • Jonathan
    Looks good. Probably isn't... I hate this bitter asshole I've become.
    • Bounty 4 Zuckuss
  • Luke
  • grimjob
    I think that looked fucking awesome. Some old folks can be so goddamn creepy. This takes it to a place I would not want to see. I'm all for it. Please don't have some stupid fucking twist.
    • ari smulders
      Indeed, old people can be fuckin creepy...
  • I'm not necessarily upset just because it's "found footage." The genre can be done well. It can be creative. It can feel fresh and real. But there's a time and place for it. How does it benefit the story, rather than distract from it? That's where I begin to groan. I don't see a real reason to do it here. And it's not even executed very creatively. I recently watched Earth to Echo with my nephew. Pleasantly surprised at its execution. And it made sense. It's a bunch of kids using tech to communicate and document a crazy event. Poor M. Night. The guy just can't catch the right wave anymore. He should go back to ghost-writing teen rom-coms. Hm... maybe he *is* doing that still...
  • TheOct8pus
    Creepy... I'm sure there's going to be a twist here....
  • ari smulders
    To be honest this wasn't that bad, but the found footage looks totally redundant. It's a gimmick and ads nothing to the suspense of this movie... Old people can be very scary, I always remember the scene from IT whit the old woman turning to evil, it was creepy as hell!
  • cuckoozey
    "Found footage", eh? That's unfortunate.
    • avconsumer2
      Yep. Counts me out. Too bad, usually enjoy his work.
  • HerCar
    Ohhh, this guy again….nice trailer, bad movie.
  • SallySpider
    Shyamalan and Nolan should make a sequel to the happening together. Dark Knight trilogy was such a waste.
    • sod-sailer
      What's comical is that the Sally Spider account was stolen from someone else too. So you're basically helping to troll some poor sap that got trolled before you. Congratulations you just got outsmarted by an arsetroll.
      • SallySpider
        Says the one who is the arsetroll, well done.. nope you didnt do that well enough :)
  • Shaymalan, Bay and Channing Tatum should all work on one project! People may actually die from how bad it will be!
    • Н.И. +
      Bay movies are epic.
    • Jaren Davis
      hahahahahhhHa he said chaning tatum i die from just hearing his name...i will be carrying a defibrillator to the showing of xmen apocalypse
    • Brian Sleider
      Tatum is pretty funny in the Jump Street Flicks.
  • Bounty 4 Zuckuss
    I hope the twist is that it isn't actually found footage
    • timnimbus
      Or its a actually mold driving them crazy or a gas leak! Or the fucking trees!
  • Edward Curtis
    Doesn't look promising.
  • ragethorn
    Looks like M Nights take on Paranormal Activity 3.
  • R3last
    I can't wait for Cinema sins to tear this apart. There's enough holes in the trailer alone.
  • John Doe
    "Would you mind getting in the oven to clean it?" What?! LMAO!
  • wrath_of_fett
    Nothing about that trailer makes me think Shyamalan doesn't suck anymore. A clip playing on Hulu is so completely stupid I didn't even know what I was watching until "From M. Night Shyamalan" came on the screen. Then I was like "Ok, that makes sense".




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