THE VISITOR Is A Shockingly Entertaining Romp


Adam Mason (Songbird) & Simon Boyes (Songbird)
Justin P. Lange (The Seventh Day)
Finn Jones (“Game of Thrones”, Marvel’s Iron Fist)
Jessica McNamee (Mortal Kombat)
Dane Rhodes (Where the Crawdads Sing)
Donna Biscoe (“Saints & Sinners”)
BlumHouse Television/EPIX

Review By Chris Hammond

When Robert (Finn Jones) and his wife Maia (Jessica McNamee) make the move to her childhood home, he discovers an old portrait that has his likeness in the attic – a man referred to only as ‘The Visitor’. Soon he finds himself descending down a frightening rabbit hole in an attempt to discover the true identity of his mysterious doppelgänger, only to realize that every family has its own terrifying secrets.

There are plenty of films that deal with “family secrets”. These secrets usually resolve themselves over the course of the runtime of the film. THE VISITOR’s writers create a story that is different and compelling. The charm of the film lies in not knowing which direction the narrative is going.

Robert’s wife Maia (Jessica McNamee) jokes about concerns and questions about the portrait. She even chalks up the anxiety about the doppelgänger to Robert taking medications.

There’s enough in this film to keep viewers guessing and glued to the screen. Sure, many films of the same ilk have come and gone, but this one is fresh.

THE VISITOR is a perfect film to throw on and get lost in. Don’t go in looking for a bloodbath happening on screen. Most of the bodies pile up off-screen. Finn Jones and Jessica McNamee are thoroughly entertaining on screen. They are believable as married couple Robert and Maia. The mysteries in this film are worth the viewer’s time trying to untangle. The payoff reveals are worth the price of admission.

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the psychological horror/thriller film THE VISITOR on Digital and On Demand on October 7, 2022, and it will stream on EPIX in December 2022. 

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