M. Night Shyamalan’s remarkable track record of making consecutive, totally unwatchable pieces of sh*t might be kind of endearing if he wasn’t such a dick about it (making movies is hard! we would understand!). Instead of laughing it off and letting us gradually grow to love him like C-Tates, he tells us we just don’t have a “European sensibility” and makes another terrible movie, about how critics are jerks.
To his credit, he hasn’t stopped trying, and his latest, The Visit teams Shyamalan with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, makers of Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, and Sinister.
Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
Annoyingly, it stars one of my favorite actresses, the criminally underused Kathryn Hahn. Oh well, maybe this will finally be the one. The Visit is set to open September 11th, just in case M. Night Shyamalan’s name alone wasn’t enough to remind you of disaster.