M. Night Shyamalan gets into the found-footage thriller genre with Blumhouse, and the first trailer for his “The Visit” teases something very, very wrong with grandma and grandpa.
Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge play two young kids sent by their mom (Kathryn Hahn) to their grandparents’ house. As seen in the trailer, grandma and grandpa have a very strict 9.30 p.m. bedtime rule, after which nobody is allowed outside their bedroom.
Evidently, that’s for very good reason, as the kids find out when they immediately disobey the rules. Grandma, in particular, seems to be behaving especially strangely, as they (and their various recording devices) witness her scratching at the wall, popping up unexpectedly in strange places and perhaps most disturbingly, trying to get her granddaughter to climb into the oven.
Shyamalan produces “The Visit,” formerly titled “Sundowning,” through his Blinding Edge Pictures, while Blum produces through his Blumhouse Productions alongside Mark Bienstock. Steven Schneider and Ashwin Rajan are executive producers.
“The Visit” releases Sept. 11.
Watch the trailer above.