Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan. 94 min. Rated PG-13. Horror/Thriller.
Admit it: no matter how crappy Shyamalan's movies get, we still watch his next one, hoping for another breath-taking ending shock. And while The Visit's shock isn't as tremendous as The Sixth Sense or Unbreakable, I didn't see it coming. Told in the hand-held camera format and borrowing too much from both The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity, Shyamalan is able to maintain and build the film's tension up to the shock, but then holds on to the moment for too long, and creates viewer fatigue. He's a good director, but maybe not as sensible a storyteller.