The Guest: 4 out of 5
David: Mrs. Peterson are you sure you’re comfortable with me staying here?
It is great to go retro, when being guided by filmmakers who know what they are doing. Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett clearly have plenty of retro inspirations for their films. Having found success in the realm of genre filmmaking, particularly with their previous collaboration, You’re Next, playing as a slasher film with a twisted comic edge, The Guest is another dip into familiar territory, enhanced by the sense of style and humor that oozes throughout the film. Making note of which films have been mined for ideas may be going a bit too far, but suffice it to say that The Guest has surprises up its sleeve that come less from the reveals and more from what underlines those reveals, as this film is a lot of fun.