The teaser trailer for Adam Wingard’s (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, VHS) new thriller, The Guest, arrived a short while ago, and hinted at some really cool but pretty intense stuff to come.
Now comes the full length trailer, which cranks up the violence, menace and threat, but even adds a little emotion and heavy drama to the proceedings. The violence and action is superbly shot, the soundtrack great, and the actors all look perfect in their roles. With a great and mysterious premise, it looks like director Wingard and writer Simon Barrett have once again struck gold.
The Guest will open the UK’s FrightFest on August Bank Holiday weekend.
Icon will release the film here in the UK on September 5th, a week after the film makes its UK debut at FrightFest.
The Guest is written by Simon Barrett and directed by Adam Wingard, and the cast includes Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick (American Horror Story, Fringe).
The film tells the story of a young soldier who arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, mayhem ensues as their teenage daughter Anna starts wondering if David is responsible.