I saw The Guest last week. The movie doesn’t feature any big stars, but it’s a good story. I liked the way the story built up suspense until the big finale. In my opinion, The Guest is the type of film many people will like. The Guest (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD (Ultraviolet streaming). Continue reading to learn five things about The Guest (giveaway).
Five Things About The Guest
A family befriends a stranger
The story starts with a nice young man showing up at the home of the Petersons. Their son died recently and the stranger claims to be his army buddy. The family believes him and invites him to stay with them. At first, everything is fine. But then odd things start to happen — like people dying under strange circumstances. The daughter gets suspicious and begins digging into the past of the stranger. This of course leads into even more trouble for the family.
The film turns into a slasher movie
Most of the movie is a light drama. But the last 20 minutes of the story turns violent and becomes a slasher/gun fight type of film. With the way suspense was building throughout the movie, I was actually expecting something violent at the end. And that’s exactly what I got.
The Guest include some extra features
The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD (UltraViolet). In addition, both the DVD and Blu-ray includes the following bonus features:
- Deleted Scenes
- Q & A with Dan Stevens
- Feature Commentary with Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett
The main character looks like Bradley Cooper
Dan Stevens played the part of the main character, David. In various photos for the photo, Dan looks kinda like Bradley Cooper. I wonder if that was intentional. The Guest also featured Maika Monroe (Anna Peterson), Brendan Meyer (Luke Peterson), Sheila Kelley (Laura Peterson), Leland Orser (Spencer Peterson), Lance Reddick (Major Carver), Tabatha Shaun (Kristen), Chase Williamson (Zeke), Joel David Moore (Craig), Stephen Brown (Mike), Brenden Wedner (Ian), Alex Knight (Mr. Lyles), Ethan Embry (Higgings), Nancy Jeris (secretary), and Matthew Page (fireman). The film was directed by Adam Wingard.
The Guest is rated R
The 101-minute movie was rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality. There was a brief sex and nude scene, and some profanities. In addition, the ending was on the bloody side.
More info: The Guest Blu-ray