It is too soon to tell but based on the latest film reviews coming out of the United States, it seems that M. Night Shyamalan’s recent horror flick The Visit has become a critical hit. With M. Night Shyamalan, his film career is most comparable to that of a rollercoaster ride, with both the high points and the low points put behind him, but now it feels like the Signs director is set for a triumphant return back on the silver screen.
The Visit has been described by many film critics as his mscariest picture to date as Shyamalan is put back into his comfort zone by being allowed to express his creative talents without any studio restraints influencing his creative output. The Visit plays to Shyamalan’s advantage as a filmmaker due to the very fact that he is well informed with “horror” and the type of expectations that come with this genre.
Without the vital experience that Shyamalan has obtained thus far, The Visit would never have gained the mass appeal that it did. It takes the insight and knowledge of the horror form to make this film a success as Shyamalan has all the credentials that helps contribute in the formation of a good quality end product. The good news is that M. Night Shyamalan is back at his best but the main question that all movie fans would want answered as soon as possible is whether Shyamalan can help maintain this newly renewed popularity in horror films.