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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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Laura Peterson
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Kristen
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Zeke
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Craig
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Mike (as Steve Brown)
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Ian
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Mr. Lyles
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Higgings
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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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David is the perfect Houseguest. He cooks. He cleans. He kills. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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5 September 2014 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,527, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$322,600, 17 October 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When David and Anna are at the Halloween party a guest can be seen wearing the Fox mask worn by one of the home invaders in Adam Wingard and Simon Barret's previous feature: You're Next. The party guest is played by Steve Moore, who composed the score for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Anna Peterson is reviewing the screenshots of David's burner phone in her room, the calls were listed as being made on Sun, Oct 27 9:14a and Sun, Oct 24 6:31p (three days apart, yet both were Sundays). 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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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Hourglass
Written by Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein, Mark Danica, and Adam Jones
Performed by SURVIVE
Courtesy of SURVIVE
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Brilliant movie.. worth a watch!
7 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

I went in to the cinema with no expectations with this movie. I watched the trailer and assumed it will be some average movie but I was totally mistaken. The film is very fast paced with surprisingly some humor throughout. There was a lot of gruesome fight scenes (I personally jump watching violent scenes) but I get the reasons why they were there. Dan Stevens was a complete shocker with his performance. If you remember him from Downtown Abbey, his performance here is amazing! He portrays a brilliant character and he does an amazing American accent. All the actors were perfectly cast for this movie. I loved Maika Monroe, she reminded me a lot of Brittany Murphy and Gwen Stefani. The ending was totally not expected and I loved every bit. The music played reminded me a bit of Drive soundtrack but worked brilliant with this movie. I truly recommend the movie!!


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