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The Guest (2014)

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A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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"David"
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Anna Peterson
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Luke Peterson
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Laura Peterson
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Spencer Peterson
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Major Carver
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Kristen
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Zeke
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Craig
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Mike
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Ian
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Mr. Lyles
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Higgings
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Secretary
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Fireman (as Matt Page)
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A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Gost  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$84,527 (USA) (19 September 2014)

Gross:

$322,600 (USA) (17 October 2014)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is intentionally structured as a horror film with the pace of a thriller. See more »

Goofs

When Anna and Major Peterson are driving to get Luke, several police cars and an ambulance can be seen and heard. However, the horn sound effect actually belongs to a large fire engine. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Spencer Peterson: Are you done with your breakfast?
Luke Peterson: Yeah.
Spencer Peterson: Let's do this thing.
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Connections

References Léon: The Professional (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Storm Column
Written by Aaron David Ross and Matthew Arkell
Performed by Gatekeeper
Published by Body Limits Music
Courtesy of Gatekeeper
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Well worth the watch even despite some flaws!
17 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

The acting is great, the soundtrack fantastic and the atmosphere the movie creates sucks you in from the very beginning. The movie keeps you guessing throughout at least for the first hour or so. You KNOW something is off but you have no idea what exactly. When I watched it my theory of what was going on changed every 10 minutes :D As the last reviewer stated the first hour is definitely the best part. Unfortunately towards the end the writers kind of dropped the ball. The ending is somewhat unsatisfactorily predictable and the story can only go the way it goes because of absolutely ridiculous mistakes made by some of the characters. I don't know why most movies foam in the endings but I guess in this case it is something that I'm very willing to endure for the fun I had during the first 2/3 of the film.

The acting is awesome for the most part. Dan Stevens does a great job keeping you on the edge the whole time which is utterly entertaining. The writing and dialogue are great except as mentioned above for the somewhat disappointing ending. But all in all this movie stuck with me and though it has been a couple of days since I watched it I still "feel" the atmosphere it created (to a great extend due to its unconventional soundtrack, which I eventually bought although it is generally not my kind of music at all). This is a very good movie and I am a little surprised that I basically had to stumble over it by accident and it hasn't gotten more publicity. If the ending had been a little different it could have been fantastic, none the less this way it is still great.


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