THE GUEST is an upcoming psychological thriller film directed and edited by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett, who’ve previously collaborated on A Horrible Way to Die and You’re Next. The film, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, stars Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, and Lance Reddick.
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 their door. David (Stevens), 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 (Monroe) and Luke (Meyer) are at first reluctant to accept David’s presence, but he soon wins them over by scoring kegs for Anna’s friends and roughing up some bullies from Luke’s school. 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.