After recently losing their son in war, the Peterson family is trying to cope. Someone then comes knocking on their door, David (Dan Stevens), who says that he was friends with their son in the military and wanted to pay his respects. Being the nice family that they are, they invite this young man who they don't know to stay with them for a few days. At first, it seems fine. He is helpful around the house, shows an interest in both their son and daughter's lives, and is a proper gentleman (on the outside). Things start to go awry though. Anna (Maika Monroe) invites him to a party, where David meets some of her friends. The next day, on of Anna's friends turns up murdered and she has a funny suspicion that it has something to do with David.
Her mother, father, and brother though do not believe her worries. One day, the FBI shows up looking
I loved the thrilling scenes that this movie portrays. From the beginning, it's evident that David is not who he says he is, but it's not very predictable as to what he is going to do or if he will do anything. I didn't really like the ending scenes with them inside the school's haunted house, mainly because what school on earth would created a haunted house and only have one entrance/exit? Hello fire hazard. Other than that, the scenes were obviously created to raise worry for the protagonists and allow for the scare factor.
I liked Dan Stevens in this movie, he definitely brought on the creep factor that was necessary for this role.
I'm giving this movie a "Liked It." Being from my list of movies I'm excited to see this year, I'm glad that I was able to find it on Netflix. I'm also glad that it was a fairly short movie (the thing I love most about horrors and thrillers). I would recommend this movie for sure.
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