A strong showing at Sundance has readied an expectant audience for the first feature from director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett since their domestic slasher You’re Next.

The Guest stars Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe and is set to open this year’s FrightFest at the end of August. We’ve got the exclusive reveal of the poster and damn if it isn’t a creepy looking affair – and that font is straight out of the 80s. If you don’t catch it at FrightFest the film is out in September here in the UK.

With their recent forays into the new wave of horror anthologies (V/H/S and its sequel as well as The ABCs of Death) there are great expectations for this one.

Hey Synopsis fans – here’s your lunch,

A brilliant homage to 1980s action flicks, THE GUEST opens with the Peterson family struggling over the loss of their oldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, They find some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on its door. David (Dan Stevens), a steely eyed and charismatic soldier who was recently discharged, is welcomed into their home when he comes to fulfil a promise he made to his fallen comrade. Siblings Anna and Luke 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.

Here’s the poster – click it to make it big.


Here’s the teaser which was released a few weeks ago,

And here’s a short Q&A with the Wingard, Barrett and some of the cast conducted at Sundance,