‘The Visit’ Trailer Proves That M. Night Shyamalan Is Basically R.L. Stine [VIDEO]
M. Night Shyamalan, the man who brought us The Sixth Sense, Signs and The Village, is now taking a page from R.L. Stine's book (perhaps literally) and giving us The Visit.
The premise of The Visit revolves around a brother and sister who are carted off to their grandparents' house in Pennsylvania for a weekend. Of course, there's nothing inherently scary about that, except maybe an overdose of mothballs or something. But from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan comes the notion that there is something seriously wrong with these grandparents — and it all happens once the kids are supposed to be in bed by 9:30.
We're talking freaky things like the grandma scratching at the wall, laughing uncontrollably while in a rocking chair and coming after the kids with a butcher knife — a little more silly than scary, if you ask us. Of course, the freakiest part of the trailer (which you can check out above), is when the kids open the door and there is a girl hanging from a tree — as in, from a noose. Yikes.
To be quite honest (and maybe it's just the R.L. stan in us), the whole thing sounds like something exactly out of a Goosebumps book, particularly How to Kill a Monster if you want to get specific. Kids go off to visit their weirdo grandparents and discover that they are hiding a secret and are even creepier than they thought? Check, check and check.
No word on who M. Night Shyamalan will play in the movie (the director is known for making cameo appearances in his films), but we're kind of hoping it's some third freaky grandparent character. Or maybe they'll just go full Goosebumps and he'll play the monster.
The director is also known for his incredible plot twists. We can't even imagine who these killer grandparents turn out to really be. But we'd love to hear your theories in the comments below!
The Visit is headed to theaters in September 2015. Check out the first trailer for the movie above.