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Below Luke Carruthers reviews The Visit
The Visit, a horror film from director M. Night Shyamalan, starring Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Peter McRobbie and Deanna Dunagan, is about two children, Rebecca and Tyler, who visit their grandparents for the first time for a few days. All they know about them is that their mother had fallen out with them many years ago. Rebecca packs camera equipment so she can document the trip. While there, their grandparents start acting weird and the two children are given a rule: “never leave your room after 9:30”.
I enjoyed the movie with the typical jump scare every so often. Many parts created tension but it was relieved many times with comedy which could have been seen as out of place but I personally felt it worked well. The movie was made in documentary style, not dissimilar to Paranormal Activity, which I was not looking forward to initially because I’m not a fan of the documentary-styled film, but in the end it worked in the film’s favour.
Even though I’m not the biggest fan of horror films, I enjoyed The Visit with its comedy, horror, suspense and usual twist from Shyamalan.