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Premiere Date and Time: Jan. 17, 11:45 PM
Director: Adam Wingard
Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick
Lowdown: Sometimes, all it takes to get me to commit to seeing a film at a festival is the right team behind it. After "A Horrible Way To Die," "You're Next," and the two "V/H/S" films, it's a safe bet that whatever Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett are up to is worth my time. This one tells the story of a family dealing with the loss of a son in Afghanistan who are visited by a soldier who knew him. Over the course of his stay, though, his motives become suspect and the family finds itself in what I'm sure will be a tense situation, and I can't wait to see how Wingard puts the screws to the audience this time.