The Guest


2014, 99 minutes, color, U.S.A.

Still struggling over the loss of their oldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, the Peterson family finds some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on its door. David, a steely eyed and charismatic soldier who was recently discharged, is welcomed into their home when he comes to fulfill a promise he made to his fallen comrade. Siblings Anna and Luke are at first reluctant to accept David’s presence, but he soon wins them over by scoring kegs for Anna’s friends and roughing up some bullies from Luke’s school. Though he appears to be the perfect houseguest, a mysterious and sinister chain of events causes Anna to question whether David is actually whom he claims to be.

Director Adam Wingard first appeared on the radar of film geeks everywhere with his indie-cult hit Pop Skull. His next two solo efforts, A Horrible Way to Die and You’re Next, further cemented his status as a renegade master of genre filmmaking. His latest work, The Guest, is a high-octane action thriller not to be missed.

Director: Adam Wingard

Screenwriter: Simon Barrett

Producers: Keith Calder, Jess Wu

Executive Producer: Simon Barrett

Cinematographer: Robby Baumgartner

Production Designer: Tom Hammock

Co-producer: Chris Harding

Editor: Adam Wingard

Principal Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick

About the Director

The last three years have been busy ones for director Adam Wingard. His film A Horrible Way to Die premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and was acquired by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Wingard's home-invasion thriller You're Next premiered at TIFF in 2011, was acquired by Lionsgate, and was given a wide release in 2013. At the 2012 and 2013 Sundance Film Festivals, Wingard directed segments for both V/H/S and V/H/S/2.


1/17/2014 11:45 pm
Library Center Theatre, Park City
1/18/2014 4:30 pm
Redstone Cinema 7, Park City
1/19/2014 6:00 pm
Tower Theatre, SLC
1/24/2014 11:30 pm
Prospector Square Theatre, Park City