The Guest. Still struggling over the loss of their oldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, the Peterson family finds some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on its door. David (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey), a steely eyed and charismatic soldier who was recently discharged, is welcomed into their home when he comes to fulfill a promise he made to his fallen comrade. Siblings Anna (Maika Monroe, Labor Day, The Bling Ring) and Luke (Brendan Meyer) are at first reluctant to accept David’s presence, but he soon wins them over. Though he appears to be the perfect houseguest, a mysterious and sinister chain of events causes Anna to question whether David is actually whom he claims to be.
Directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, VHS) and written by Simon Barrett (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), the cast also includes Sheila Kelley (Matchstick Men), Leland Orser (Taken) and Lance Reddick (The Wire).
Premiered at Film4’s FrightFest on August 21 2014