THE GUEST Trailer Starts Polite, And Then Gets Bloody Rude

Peter Martin, Managing Editor
Yes, yes, yes! I haven't loved everything that director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett have made -- A Horrible Way to Die and You're Next being the most notable -- but I very much like the new trailer for The Guest, which begins on a very polite note before exploding into a thousand billion suns. 

Heading to U.S. theaters on September 17, The Guest stars Dan Stevens as a war veteran who visits the family of a fallen colleague. He is kind, considerate, and helpful to the single mother and her two teenage children, right up until one of them gets into trouble, and then the hidden aspects of his personality come to the fore, as in, "Yowza!" 

Stevens convincingly portrayed an upstart addition to the posh Downtown Abbey clan who became a beloved, integral member of the family before Something Happened And He Left The Show. He looks utterly convincing here. 

When the film debuted at Sundance earlier this year, our own Ryland Aldrich wrote in part: "The real triumph here is what we've come to expect from Wingard and Barrett: undeniable enjoyment." Based on this trailer, I'm ready to see the film right now.
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  • stalkinghorse

    Saw The Guest at Sundance, and it was fantastic. While ostensibly a thriller, in reality it's a dark comedy, based on the premise of 'What would happen if a psychopath took on trying to make a difference and do the right thing?'

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