Director: Adam Wingard
Stars: Dan Stevens, Lance Reddick, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Joel David Moore, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer, Chase Williamson, Jesse Luken
Release date: To be determined
Filmmaking duo Adam Wingard (director) and Simon Barrett (screenwriter) are due for their big break. Longtime staples within the indie horror world, Wingard and Barrett were primed for mainstream success last August, when their one-time festival darling You're Next was released nationwide by big-dog Lionsgate Films. A modest theatrical success, You're Nextdidn't catch on the way it should have, leaving its makers no less anonymous in its wake.
Back on the independent scene, Wingard and Barrett have switched things up a bit with The Guest, a detour from horror about an ex-soldier, fresh out of Afghanistan, who visits the family of a fallen comrade and turns their lives into a living hell. Described as a "high-octane action thriller," The Guest sounds like it'll be an extension of You're Next's breakneck pace and tightly choreographed set-pieces. It also doesn't hurt that the film stars former Downton Abbey standout Dan Stevens. —Matt Barone