Movie Review: The Visit

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan 

5 Stars 

The Visit is a refreshing film that actually scared me. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Two children are sent to their grandparent's house to visit for a week, and they soon come to realize that there's grandparents aren't as they seem. They realize that something is wrong but are stuck at the house as their mom is away on vacation. The exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution were all well done, and the film had a shorter runtime of 1 hour 34 minutes, so it didn't drag on either. This movie was really engaging, and it didn't really lack when it came to building tension, notably the hide-and-seek scene. What sets this movie apart from so many movies is that the main characters do not make dumb decisions, and that further strengthens the sense of realism in the movie.

From my list of watched found-footage horror movies, I think this is the only horror movie not to have the characters make dumb decisions. Another thing that sets the movie apart is that the main characters are children, and that is quite a remarkable movie as it has us, the audience, in the shoes of these children. It adds that extra scare factor and tension. The part I really liked was the "costume party." Although I'm not really able to describe how exactly the scenes made me feel, you will have to watch the movie to understand. I don't have anything negative to say about this film. I would rate the film at least an 8.5/10  

Reviewed by Arshveer 

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