Cube Critic: 'The Visit'

The Visit
Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) and sister Becca (Olivia DeJonge) try to tell their Mom (Kathryn Hahn) something is horribly wrong in Universal Pictures' 'The Visit'. Writer/Director/Producer M. Night Shyamalan tells the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip, but see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day. (Universal Pictures)
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MPR News Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a new horror film by M. Night Shyamalan (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Village, Signs).

The Visit is a horror movie about two kids who go visit their grandparents for the first time, and they find things are a little strange in the grandparents' house. In a departure for Shyamalan, The Visit is a found-footage film, like Paranormal Activity or The Blair Witch Project.

"It's the time of year when horror movies start coming out, it's just another horror movie," Stephanie says. "You don't know any of these people, so they're playing up the fact that it's got scares and some laughs, because it's a blend of horror and comedy — not like Scream or satire of horror movies — but it's got little humorous moments. I actually liked it a lot."

Will young people be afraid to visit their grandparents as a result of seeing this film?

"I don't think so," Stephanie says. "You might fear getting old a little bit, but you won't fear your actual grandparents."

The Visit is rated PG-13 and is playing everywhere.

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MPR's Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr, join The Current's Morning Show to talk about films every Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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