Picturehouse has picked up all US rights to director Adam Wingard's upcoming mindbender "The Guest," a hit at Sundance and now headed for SXSW.
Starring Dan Stevens of "Downton Abbey," Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser and Lance Reddick, the film follows a young soldier who arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their dead son. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, mayhem ensues as their teenage daughter Anna starts wondering if David is responsible.
Last year, Wingard directed the brilliant old-school horror film "You're Next," well-received by many critics (this one included) for its splashy, gory innovative retread of the slasher and revenge genres. Here's hoping Wingard delivers the goods yet again. Below you can watch Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett talk the film at Sundance via Crave Online.