Stevens plays a creepy American who shows up on a family’s doorstep one day and says he’s a soldier friend of their fallen son. They invite him into their home and into their lives, but start to regret it after connecting his presence to seemingly accidental deaths.
The short trailer (above) shows Stevens stalking around a rural town while pointing plenty of guns at the camera and thoroughly creeping out the family dumb enough to trust him.
“The Guest” is Wingard’s follow-up to his smart and fun home-invasion movie, “You’re Next,” which was also written by screenwriter Simon Barrett.
The suspense thriller premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is being distributed in theaters by Picturehouse this fall.