The-Guest-Sundance-Teaser-PosterWith his last film You’re Next proving to be one of the best received horror films of the past year, it was only a matter of time before director Adam Wingard capitalised on this success. Now a debut poster has been released over on EW for his follow-up film, a thriller entitled The Guest.

Starring Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens and receiving a premiere at Sundance Film Festival next week, this new film from the V/H/S/ and ABCs Of Death contributor promises to be an intriguing. Few details have been released of the film’s plot, but it has been revealed to focus on a mourning family, a young soldier, and a case of possible false identities.

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, 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 and Luke 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.

The electric neon-infused, 1980s-inspired poster is intentionally slight on details, but it catches the eye. The Guest may be one to watch at Sundance, and then again in cinemas if it finds a distributor.