IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3567288/
Starring: Two character actors you are bound to recognize, Peter McRobbie & Deanna Dunagan. They have both been in all thing tv shows at least once.
Review: I have exactly the same problem with the movie as I did with Shyamalan’s Signs. It doesn’t know what it wants to be. I genuinely think The Visit would have worked best as a comedy, which according to IMDB was one of the options. Shyamalan did three cuts, horror, comedy and then a little of both. Unfortunately I didn’t feel like they blended enough to be successful.
The comedy is what saves this movie. The horror is generic and predictable. I don’t require a HUGE TWIST ENDING from all of Shyamalan’s films, but I was hoping for something a little more interesting.
Oh and the found footage aspect didn’t do anything for the film. It was so bland I barely felt like I was watching a found footage movie – which is my preference to “shaky cam”… but that makes it seem even more gimmicky to me.
Where I found it: HBO
How much I paid for it: 94 minutes
My Favorite Line: Holy Mother of Sarah McLachlan!
The Money Shot: After shoving cookies into her face and getting covered in powdered sugar, Nana rolls the dice. After staring at them for a moment she silently throws her arms up in triumph. After another dramatic pause she turns to the camera and yells “YAHTZEE!”
I love bad movies. LOVE them. I have several definitions of bad, but it all comes down to “bad on purpose” and “bad by accident”.
I will watch it if:
it can be described as science fiction, fantasy, or horror (Sometimes I will watch action comedy but these are less likely.)
it is described as a mystery or thriller and a serial killer is mentioned in the description.
it has less than three stars on Netflix
the cast includes Ron Perlman, Rutger Hauer, Henry Rollins, Bill Mosely, Bruce Campbell, Clancy Brown or Malcolm McDowell
Lovecraft, Cthulu or Dragons are mentioned in the title, tag line or box art.