You'll never quite look at grandmothers the same way again.
That's because there's a grandma in The Visit -- M. Night Shyamalan's low-budget horror followup to his expensive sci-fi dud After Earth -- who gets decidedly weird every night after 9:30 p.m.
9:30 is what two young siblings are told is bedtime when they go away to spend a week at their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm. Grandpa also suggests that they don't open their door after that time, either -- so of course, you know what's going to happen.
It's hard to tell what the grandparents are getting into from the trailer, but something is definitely not right, and the kids soon start to think that their weeklong stay could well become a permanent residence. See if you can spot the reference to one of the darker Brothers Grimm fairy tales as well.
The Visit is Shyamalan's first film co-produced with Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, which churns out horror hits like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge and many others. This seems as if it's made at least partially to look like found footage, a Blumhouse specialty, so it's possible that the association has taken Shyamalan in a different direction visually this time.
The man behind The Sixth Sense and Signs has not had a bona fide hit in a long time, but between this and the impending premiere of Wayward Pines -- for which he directed the pilot and served as an executive producer -- he appears to be coming back around to the more chilling kind of fare that put him on the map. Is The Visit a return to form for Shyamalan? We'll find out when the movie opens on Sept. 11 through Universal.