The Visit

Synopsis: Two children are sent to their grandparents house to spend a week with their grandparents while their single mom goes on a relaxing vacation with her boyfriend. One of the kids, Becca, decides to film a documentary about her grandparents in order to help her mom reconnect with her parents and also find out some things about her parents as well. While filming the documentary, however, Becca and her little brother, Tyler, discover a dark secret about their grandparents.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min


(microphone thumping)


At the end of high school,

I fell in love with

a substitute English teacher.

It was quite a scandal.

Corin didn't start out

a bad guy though.

We were together

about 10 years

and we had two kids.

And then he fell in love

with someone in a Starbucks

and moved to

Palo Alto, California.

Kind of severed relations

with the three of us.

My parents,

if I were defending them,

which I'm not,

had said back in the day

that he had an "impatient eye."

They didn't like him.

Week I left,

things... escalated.

My parents cursed at me,

which was, like, crazy unusual.

And it ended one afternoon

very badly.

I left at 19.

Haven't spoken

to my parents

in 15 years.


That's just the history.

Recently, my parents

looked me up on the Internet.

Asked to meet

their grandchildren.

Spend a week with them.

I looked my parents up.

They have a counseling Web site.


People love 'em.


they counsel people,

which is a hoot.


I told the kids.

They said they wanted to go.

I told them I didn't

want them to go. They said

they were gonna go anyway.

They're brats.

What can I tell you?

And my 15-year-old

wants to make a documentary

about this.


Wait, wait, wait, wait.

Go back.

Describe the events

on the day you left

your parents' farm at 19.

I did something

I don't choose to tell you.

If they choose to tell you,

that's their right. Okay?


I wanna do this

for you.


Listen, they're good people.

Ask them.

Can I be done with my part?

I still gotta

get you guys packed.


chorus vocalizing)

I'm on the text

with two separate girls.

It's important

you put the word

"separate" in there,

in case we thought

they were conjoined twins.


Explain "on the text."


In communication.

Nothing more.

No, they're on deck.

You are 13!

There's no deck to be on.


I've seen him in the shower.

That's eerily accurate.

You don't even

have boobs!

Stop, both of you!

I need to text.


It's one week.

Your phones won't work

all the way out there.

You'll be home Saturday.


Are you holding

my camera properly?

Swerve, girl.



(bell tolling)

(track bell ringing)

(no audible dialogue)


Our mother, Loretta Jamison,

is dating an eligible

and rather rakish-looking man

named Miguel Diego Torres.

He's in love with her.

We've decided

to promote this union

by giving them time.

They're going on a trip.


A Royal Caribbean cruise.

Your basic beach cruise.

We're visiting

our grandparents,

whom we have never seen.

We don't know

their temperament

or their proclivities.


And we don't even know

what they like.


They could be scrapbookers.

They could think

boy bands are cute.

- Ticket?


Two for Masonville, PA.

Our grandparents

are meeting us.

You a, uh, film prodigy?

You know, I used to be

a pretty good actor.


Oh, my, uh--

my camera light's blinking.

"I am disgraced, impeached

and baffled here."

Battery pack is low.

"Pierced to the soul with

slander's venomed spear--"


I'm just gonna have to

shut the camera off.

(microphone rumbling)

(door closes)

Since our father left,

my-- my brother's had

a preoccupation with germs.

The psychologist

we saw for a month said it was

his way of controlling things.

(door opens)

(imitating beats)


Girl, I'm chillin' again

I'm feelin' again

I'm like Iron Man

and Batman

I'm a hero again


You think I'm little,

but last month I grew

an inch and a quarter again

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M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan (; born August 6, 1970) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for making films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, India and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. His most well-received films include the supernatural horror The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero thriller Unbreakable (2000), the science fiction horror Signs (2002), and the historical horror thriller film The Village (2004). For The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. Afterwards, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including the dark fantasy film Lady in the Water (2006), the horror thriller film The Happening (2008), the film adaptation of The Last Airbender (2010), and the science-fiction film After Earth (2013). Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyamalan's career was revived with the successful release of the found footage horror film The Visit (2015) and the psychological horror film Split (2016). His next film is the superhero horror-thriller film Glass (2019), which is the third and final chapter of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy. In addition to his directorial work, Shyamalan was a producer for the horror film Devil (2010). He was also instrumental in the creation of the Fox science fiction series Wayward Pines (2015–2016), which he executive produced and directed. Shyamalan is also known for filming and setting his films in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Most of his commercially successful films were co-produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone and Hollywood film imprints. In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India. more…

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