Film Review - The Visit

Sharon Hendricks By Sharon Hendricks, 19th Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This is my review of the movie, The Visit. It doesn't give away any type of spoilers, but gives my overall thoughts of it.

My thoughts based on the commercials

My nephew had texted me about going to see this movie before I had ever viewed a preview for it on TV. But I love horror movies and I'm always up for seeing one, so we made plans to go with my stepdaughter. Once I saw the commercial for it, I was looking forward to it.

Of course, the first commercial I saw was the grandmother asking the granddaughter to get into the oven and clean it. This lead me to believe that this was some modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel and the girl was doomed. But the second commercial showed me that it went beyond that.

The Visit - This Isn't Your Normal Visit to Granny's House!

I had seen a variety of movies by M. Night Shyamalan, and I knew that he was a brilliant filmmaker. So I was really looking forward to it. The premise is that the kids' mother is going on a trip with her boyfriend, with her kids' blessing, so they go to visit their grandparents whom they have never met. Years ago the mother had a falling out with her parents and so they haven't talked.

The movie is very strange, which fits M. Night Shyamalan very well, of course. It's not specifically found footage, but the kids do a lot of the filming 'themselves'. Fortunately, there isn't a lot of bouncing like there are with these kinds of movies.

Some things to be aware of:

1. There are a couple of jump scares, but mostly its a lot of tension.
2. There are scenes when you will either want to wash your brain or eyes with bleach or gouge your eyes out so you won't see them anymore.
3. As most of M. Night Shyamalan's movies, this one has a twist.


The movie has a very creepy, gross, weird vibe to it. I won't say much more because I don't want to give anything away. But it's worth a trip to the theater. Are you going to be screaming through the movie? No. Are you going to be emotionally disturbed by this movie? Possibly. I just know I enjoyed it.


Film Reviews, Horror Movies, M Night Shyamalan, Movie Review

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I am in my 40s and I have been writing for the Internet since 2007. I have two published children's books and I love writing.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
20th Sep 2015 (#)

Thanks for the great review. I'm not sure I would want my little ones to see this movie. They love coming to grandma's house.

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