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The Visit -- A single mother finds that things in her family's life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.
The Visit -- A single mother finds that things in her family's life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.
The Visit -- A single mother finds that things in her family's life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.
The Visit -- A single mother finds that things in her family's life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.
The Visit -- The Visit is in theaters on September 11th.


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Release Date:
11 September 2015 (USA) See more »
No one loves you like your grandparents See more »
Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Olivia DeJonge ... Becca

Ed Oxenbould ... Tyler

Deanna Dunagan ... Nana

Peter McRobbie ... Pop Pop

Kathryn Hahn ... Mom

Celia Keenan-Bolger ... Stacey

Samuel Stricklen ... Conductor

Patch Darragh ... Dr. Sam

Jorge Cordova ... Miguel
Steve Annan ... Man on the Street

Benjamin Kanes ... Dad

Ocean James ... Young Becca
Seamus Moroney ... Young Tyler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Erica Lynne Arden ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Kevin Austra ... Street Walker (uncredited)

Richard Barlow ... Police Officer (uncredited)
John Buscemi ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Evan Charles ... Surfer (uncredited)

Michelle Rose Domb ... Cruise Passenger (uncredited)

Brian Gildea ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Shawn Gonzalez ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Basil Kershner ... Masonville Resident (uncredited)
Shelby Lackman ... J. Smith (uncredited)

Michael Mariano ... Hairy Chested Contestant (uncredited)
Aileen Michelle ... Cruise Goer (uncredited)
Gabrielle Pentalow ... Dougie Girl (uncredited)

Jon Douglas Rainey ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Zachary Vazquez ... Cruise Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
M. Night Shyamalan 
Writing credits
M. Night Shyamalan (screenplay)

Produced by
Marc Bienstock .... producer
Jason Blum .... producer
Ashwin Rajan .... executive producer
Steven Schneider .... executive producer
M. Night Shyamalan .... producer
Cinematography by
Maryse Alberti 
Film Editing by
Luke Franco Ciarrocchi  (as Luke Ciarrocchi)
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
Production Design by
Naaman Marshall 
Art Direction by
Scott G. Anderson  (as Scott Anderson)
Set Decoration by
Dennis Madigan 
Christine Wick 
Costume Design by
Amy Westcott 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... hair designer
Robin Day .... hair department head (as Robin Maginsky Day)
Karina Del Bel .... key makeup artist: Florida
Tara Matlock .... hair stylist
Teresa Morgan .... key hair stylist: Florida
Pamela Peitzman .... makeup department head
Ray Santoleri .... makeup artist
Production Management
Marc Bienstock .... unit production manager
Phillip Dawe .... post production executive
Flip Ramos .... production supervisor: Florida
Matthew Shapiro .... post-production supervisor
John Burton West .... production supervisor (as John B. West)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicole Agostino .... second second assistant director
Sebastian Mazzola .... second assistant director
Brian Moon .... first assistant director
Blake Perkinson .... second assistant director: Florida
Reynaldo Rodriguez .... second second assistant director: Florida
Art Department
Krzysztof J. Bratun .... scenic foreman
Johanna Dinella .... scenic
Joseph Hiatt .... scenic
Samantha Higgins .... set dresser
Dave Kellom .... art department coordinator
William Lance .... scenic
Dennis Madigan .... set dresser
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist
Susannah McCarthy .... property master
Michael McMahon .... scenic charge
Christopher Miller .... scenic
Morgan Miller .... on-set dresser
Ron Newhart .... scenic industrial
Scott Purcell .... graphic artist
Charles J. Scott .... assistant property master
Craig Sloan .... assistant property master: Florida
Jay C. Stuart Jr. .... construction grip
Bruce Sumerfield .... buyer
Christine Sysko .... set dresser
Steve Sysko .... leadman
Robert S. Vanstone .... construction foreman
Tom West .... set dresser
Benjamin White .... shop craftsman
Paul Williams .... construction coordinator
Stephen Wolff .... shop craftsman
William Young .... construction grip
Sound Department
John Baker .... additional adr mixer
Jay Fisher .... ADR Mixer
Allison Howe .... boom operator
Michael Laug .... boom operator: Florida
Skip Lievsay .... re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Nick Murray .... trailer sound designer
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
James Nichols .... dolby sound consultant
Ray Rifice .... sound mixer: Florida
Diego Ruiz .... adr mixer
David J. Schwartz .... sound mixer
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Gregg Swiatlowski .... adr editor
Gregg Swiatlowski .... dialogue editor
Daniel Timmons .... sound mix engineer (as Dan Timmons)
Caleb Townsend .... assistant sound editor
Melissa Williams .... additional boom operator
Lawrence Zipf .... sound effects editor (as Larry Zipf)
Jon Krupp .... trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jake Henry .... special effects foreman
Dane Wilson .... special effects foreman
Kurt Wunder .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Lucas Andrei .... visual effects editorial
Thompson Conradi .... digital artist
Cecilia de Jesus .... titles designer
David De Leon .... digital artist
Joseph DiValerio .... on-set visual effects supervisor (as Joe DiValerio)
Christina Hwang .... titles producer
Dimitre Iliev .... digital compositor: DIVE
William Lebeda .... creative supervisor
Tyler Lockard .... digital artist
Tyler Lockard .... pipeline td
Bob Lowery .... visual effects executive producer: DIVE
Michael Means .... digital artist
David Midgen .... titles producer
Colton Miller .... visual effects artist
Anton Moss .... digital artist
Gabriel Regentin .... digital artist
Matthew Robertson .... digital artist
Ruben Rodas .... visual effects supervisor
Jennifer Wessner .... visual effects associate producer
Andy Williams .... visual effects producer
Nelson Yu .... animator/compositor
Raul Alcocer .... stunts (as Luis Raul Alcocer)
Chris Colombo .... stunts
Chris Dyer .... stunt double: Peter McRobbie
Drew Leary .... stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunts
Laurie Singer .... stunt double: Olivia DeJonge
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Baer .... still photographer
Sheridan Braxton .... company grip
Ryan Callahan .... company grip
Molly Cheshire .... electrician
Dan Demirgian .... best boy electric (as Daniel Demirgian)
Bill Fiedler .... best boy electric
Mike Gallagher .... gaffer: Florida
Matt Imbrogno .... electrician
Nicholas Kay .... digital imaging technician
Don Knight .... company grip
Sara Lynn Krupnick .... camera pa
Michael Leonard .... first assistant camera
Bobby Liccio .... generator operator
Craig Ligget .... generator operator
Ken McCallum .... company grip
Charles McGowan .... key grip: Florida
Athos Nash .... electrician
Peter Nolan .... camera operator
Mike Panczenko Jr. .... d.i.t: utility (as Michael Panczenko Jr)
Daniel Rieser .... best boy grip
Leon Sanginiti .... camera second assistant
Matthew Selkirk .... digital imaging technician
Ken Shibata .... gaffer
Jon Sibert .... key grip
Pat Wichert .... company grip
Paul Womack .... best boy grip
Greg Yurkovich .... electrician
Leon Sanginiti .... Second Unit Director of Photography (uncredited)
Casting Department
Henry Russell Bergstein .... casting associate
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Gabrielle Gachelin .... extras casting assistant
Diane Heery .... casting: Philadelphia
Andrea Hume .... extras casting assistant
Jason Loftus .... casting: Philadelphia
Bill Marinella .... extras casting: Florida
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lorraine Hawk .... costume production assistant
Kara Morasco .... tailor
Steffany Bernstein Pratt .... costume supervisor (as Steffany Bernstein-Pratt)
Rita Squitiere .... set costumer
Teresa Binder Westby .... key costumer (as Teresa Binder-Westby)
Editorial Department
Kathryn Cates .... assistant editor
Jeff Cornell .... additional di conform: editor
Clark Henderson .... account executive
Charles Herzfeld .... account executive
Eric Horwitz .... digital intermediate engineer
Stacey Lee .... data manager
Eric Leverenz .... digital intermediate conform editor
Jack Lewars .... additional digital intermediate colorist
Randy Main .... digital intermediate engineer
Adam Moore .... colorist: additional media
Tracey Soast .... dailies project manager
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Kevin Vale .... digital intermediate producer
John Vladic .... colorist: dailies
Erik Waldman .... editorial production assistant
Sergey Zontak .... data manager
Location Management
Troy L. Coffee .... locations production assistant
Chris Gormley .... assistant location manager
Staci Hagenbaugh .... location manager
Kaitlyn McAlister .... locations production assistant
Kyle Sparano .... location assistant
Music Department
Paul Cantelon .... theme: epilogue
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
George Kallis .... trailer music
Jackie Mulhearn .... assistant to music supervisor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter .... Music Clearance Coordinator
Transportation Department
Gary Fabiano .... driver
Ed Malseed .... driver
William McCleery .... production driver
John Morrone .... driver
George Palladino .... driver
Wesley Petersen .... transportation captain (as Wes Petersen)
Robert Smith .... driver
Other crew
Andre Adom .... set production assistant
Jon Applebaum .... production secretary (as Jonathan Applebaum)
Kyle Applebaum .... set production assistant
Brandon Blake .... legal services
Sam Broscoe .... set production assistant
Dom Catanzarite .... assistant: to Mr. Shyamalan (as Dominic Catanzarite)
Troy L. Coffee .... parking pa
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Chantal Coote .... set production assistant
Robin Day .... Head of Department Hair
Juan DeMarziani .... staff assistant
Denise DePalma .... medic
Katie Diesinger .... set production assistant
Leigh Dillon .... dialect coach: prep
Kyle Euske .... parking pa
Jeanene Fiedler .... craft service
Maura Gannett .... teacher
Cynthia Garcia Walker .... production accountant (as Cynthia Walker)
Dustin Genovese .... staff assistant
Kate M. Gibbs .... assistant: to Mr. Bienstock (as Kate Gibbs)
John P Gleeson .... financing and tax advisor (as John Gleeson)
Vanessa Gutin .... assistant production coordinator
Kevin Howley .... set production assistant
Mara Kerum .... chef
Duane Kidd .... set production assistant
Sara Lynn Krupnick .... set production assistant (as Sara Krupnick)
Phi Lam .... chef (as Phi N. Lam)
Adam Leach .... first assistant: and post accountant
Lisa Liberati .... vice president of operations: Blinding Edge Pictures
Michael J. Linowes .... production legal (as Michael J. Linowes Esq)
Madeline Louden .... stand-in
Thomas Manson .... accounting clerk (as Tommy Manson)
Kaitlyn McAlister .... parking pa
Lauren K. McGarry .... production assistant
Trish McMiniment .... accounting clerk
Roger Mendoza .... set production assistant
Melissa Merry .... stand-in
Adin Mickle .... parking production assistant
Anton Muetz .... cook
Susan T. Parsons .... payroll accountant
Sharon Pinkenson .... film commissioner: Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Laura Pinto .... script supervisor: Florida
David Raynor .... production coordinator
Jon Rocks .... production assistant
Jose Rodriguez .... accountant: Blinding Edge Pictures
Zack Rose .... set production assistant (as Zachary Rose)
Charles S. Rowe .... script supervisor
Tessa Rubin .... office production assistant
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach: prep
Alexandra Schulsinger .... production intern
James Sloane Sr. .... security supervisor
Harrison Sowden .... set production assistant
Ignacio Uriarte .... staff assistant
Apolinario Urruita .... cook
Winnie Wong .... insurance
Victoria L. Jones .... wrangler (uncredited)
Steve Breimer .... the producers wish to thank (as Stephen F. Breimer Esq)
Ari Emanuel .... the producers wish to thank
Marc H. Glick .... the producers wish to thank (as Marc H. Glick Esq)
Charles King .... the producers wish to thank
Stuart Manashil .... the producers wish to thank
Diane McGraw .... the producers wish to thank: Pennsylvania Film Office
Sharon Pinkenson .... the producers wish to thank: executive director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Mike Simpson .... the producers wish to thank
Patrick Whitesell .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including terror, violence and some nudity, and for brief language
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

According to statements made on Twitter, director M. Night Shyamalan prepared three different cuts of the film: one that was "pure comedy," another that was "pure horror," and a final one that "fell somewhere in between."See more »
Errors in geography: While the children are seen riding in an Amtrak intercity Amfleet coach leaving westbound from 30th Street Station (either "Keystone Service" which goes as far as Harrisburg or "The Pennsylvanian" which goes to Pittsburgh), the coach they get off of at the Amtrak station at the fictional "Masonville, PA" is a Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) "Silverliner IV" regional rail EMU commuter car. SEPTA only provides service over Amtrak's "Keystone Corridor" grade west of Philadelphia as far as Thorndale (MP 35.2).See more »
[first lines]
Mom: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...
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240 out of 423 people found the following review useful.
M. Night is Back, Baby!, 2 September 2015
Author: moviewizguy from United States

It's hard to talk about any M. Night films these days without discussing his career trajectory, how he started off incredibly strong with a triple knockout of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs, only to have his potential squandered, or at least questioned, with films like The Happening, The Last Airbender, and After Earth. As a fan of Shyamalan myself, even I had to admit that he may have lost his luster. With that being said, I'm overjoyed and elated to say that The Visit is Shyamalan's best film since The Village over 10 years ago (my personal favorite). And it's not so bad it's good. The Visit is a legitimately good film, with great performances, terrific setups and even better payoffs, and an overall simple but satisfying story, which is all Shyamalan needs right now.

It's difficult to say much about the story without revealing too much, because The Visit is essentially the type of film where it's better the less you know going in. It's not to say the film is filled with plot twists left and right, but how cleverly it subverts expectations, especially based on the film's misleading marketing campaign. Let this be known: The Visit is a horror AND comedy. It's downright hilarious (intentionally so) during a majority of the film but also equally scary and creepy, which is what M. Night is known for. I was laughing hysterically and screaming, sometimes at the same time! The success of the film is how effectively it jumps in between the two genres and frequently on the dime. The third act showcases this in the best possible way and in full Shyamalan fashion.

Though there are plenty of laughs and screams to be had, The Visit is also filled with surprising moments of drama. There are, at the very least, three genuinely beautiful scenes. One of those involves a zoom in of a certain character, and it's utterly heartbreaking. Credit must be given to Shyamalan who manages to get great performances from his actors, a welcome change after the stilted and wooden performances in his last few films. Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould play the leads, and they're completely likable in their roles. Oxenbould, in particular, steals every scene he's in, providing many of the film's biggest laughs. Seriously, the jokes in here are funnier than most comedies released these days. Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie are also rightfully creepy as the kids' offbeat grandparents. Last but not least, Kathryn Hahn leaves a great impression, despite the limited screen time she has. She's truly wonderful here.

Overall, The Visit is ridiculously entertaining and a total crowd pleaser. It's the film we were all hoping for Shyamalan to make to get him out of the slump. No, it's not as great as his first four films, but it's a step towards the right direction. Recently, it's been revealed that he'll reunite with producer Jason Blum and Joaquin Phoenix for a new project. If it's another low budget feature like The Visit, which it most likely will be, we might be witnessing an era of Shyamalascance. After all, going back to basics is his greatest asset right now. Who says horror/comedy can't work?

UPDATE: The film is even better the second time around, and I noticed a lot of details I missed during the first viewing. There's even clever meta humor sprinkled throughout that might not be apparent at first. Additionally, I'd like to put a spotlight on Deanna Dunagan, who I didn't give enough credit to beforehand. She was fantastic. How great and fulfilling it is for an actress her age to have a role that is complicated and complex as is the character of Nana, to be sweet and motherly in one scene only to switch (convincingly) to creepy and insane the next. In one especially dramatic scene, you will even ache for her. Only if you stop to think will you notice the many layers Dunagan has to play with, and for that reason, she should be praised.

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