The Guest Trailer: Beware The Kindness of Strangers

Posted by Matthew on June 29, 2014
Trailers

Dan Stevens / The Guest

A man shows up at the door of the family of a fallen soldier and claims he made a promise to that soldier on the battlefield. Sure, come on in, whats the worst that could happen?

This looks like it might be creepy as all hell so I’m pretty much on board with it. I’ve not seen Stevens in much just yet but by all accounts he’s good and the film itself gained positive reviews when it debuted at Sundance this year. Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett last worked together on You’re Next which was also well received so this is something to look forward to.

No official release date just yet but most likely in the fall. Here’s the synopsis.

Still struggling over the loss of their oldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, the Peterson family finds some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on their door. David, a steely eyed and charismatic soldier who was recently discharged, is welcomed into their home when he comes to fulfill a promise he made to his fallen comrade. Siblings Anna and Luke are at first reluctant to accept David’s presence, but he soon wins them over by scoring kegs for Anna’s friends and roughing up some bullies from Luke’s school. Though he appears to be the perfect houseguest, a mysterious and sinister chain of events causes Anna to question whether David is actually whom he claims to be

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