The Surprise Visit is an American thriller film about a robbery that goes wrong, leaving two young drug addicts to make a difficult decision: to give up or to do the unthinkable.
Directed by Nick Lyon (Earthtastrophe; Isle of the Dead; Bermuda Tentacles; Rise of the Zombies; Zombie Apocalypse; Bermuda Triangle North Sea; Species: The Awakening) from a screenplay written by Stephen Meier from a story co-written by Nathan Cowles and Serah Henesey that was developed by Andrew Fein.
Produced by Andrew Fein, Serah Henesey and Nick Lyon. Executive produced by Nathan Cowles.
The Hoodoo Productions movie stars Eric Roberts, Jacqi Vene (Fear Street Part Two: 1978; Ghost in the Graveyard), Serah Henesey (The Guilty; Alien Hunger; Bullet; Annihilation Earth), Tricia Hawn (Past Shadows), Johnny Santiago (I See You), Rob Riordan and Regan Ferrier (Sno Babies).
“Nick Lyon does a superb job directing the woodland chaos. A veteran of television series and movies, his directorial eye and hand are very clear in execution. I very much enjoyed the sense that literally anything could happen at any given moment. The cast wonderfully expresses the terror and stress that are inherent in this situation.” Film Threat
“Sure, the premise of The Surprise Visit doesn’t promise much originality – and yet the outcome is a very tense thriller, with suspense, action and violence in all the right places, but at the same time the story is character-based, and all the main characters are afforded at least some kind of relatability. Of course, much of this is thanks to a well-balanced and -structured script…” Search My Trash
” …Lyon does manage to make The Surprise Visit interesting despite its overly familiar plot. He especially does a good job with the chase through the woods that makes up the film’s final act […] the makers of The Surprise Visit also wanted to say something about poverty and income equality in America. Unfortunately having the poor represented by a pair of drug addicts probably doesn’t make the statement they intended.” Voices from the Balcony
In the USA, The Surprise Visit will be released on January 14th 2022.
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