Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.


M. Night Shyamalan
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Complete credited cast:
Olivia DeJonge ... Becca
Ed Oxenbould ... Tyler
Deanna Dunagan ... Nana
Peter McRobbie ... Pop Pop
Kathryn Hahn ... Mom
Celia Keenan-Bolger ... Stacey
Samuel Stricklen 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


Two children spend a week at their grandparents' house while their single mom goes on a relaxing vacation with her boyfriend. Becca decides to film a documentary about her grandparents to help her mom reconnect with her parents, and to find out some things about her parents as well. While filming, Becca and her little brother Tyler discover a dark secret about their grandparents.

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No one loves you like your grandparents See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including terror, violence and some nudity, and for brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The quote from the train conductor: "I'm disgraced, impeach'd, baffled here'" is from Richard II (Act 1, Scene 1). See more »


The amount of snow covering the landscape varies dramatically from day to day and even between scenes taking place on the same day. 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, 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...
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Alternate Versions

In the FX broadcast, to keep the TV-14 rating, the defecation featured in the movie are censored. In addition, two scenes involving nudity is blurred out. See more »


Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Found Footage (2017) See more »


The Three Wisemen
Written by Ben Gucciardi, Joe Guszkowski, John Anderson, Andrew Jambura & Steve Strupp
Performed by Sat. Nite Duets
Courtesy of Uninhabitable Mansions
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M. Knight has redeemed himself! Movie is a trip!
8 November 2015 | by kimbg-909-818076See all my reviews

I love horror and some flat out just suck but I have been wanting to see this one.

Tyler and Becca are sent to see their grandparents, whom they have never met since Papa and Nana had a falling out with their mother years ago. Some bad blood between them and Mom wants to go on a vacation with her boyfriend so she sends the kids to meet their grandparents for the first time. They live on a rural farm in the middle of nowhere with no cell service and little internet access.

At first they seem like a normal old couple but soon after it becomes obvious something is off esp with Nana. They maintain in constant communication with their mother. It is obvious Nana does not like to talk about their mother so the kids are still trying to figure out what the estrangement is all about. Things then get weird! A good solid flick. Great job M. Knight for keeping me entertained and scaring me a little

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Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sundowning See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,427,560, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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