Geriatric Horror Returns with M. Night Shyamalan’s “SUNDOWNING”Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
National treasure Kathryn Hahn (STEP BROTHERS) is leading M. Night Shyamalan’s return to something more horror oriented in SUNDOWNING. The film, Shyamalan’s follow-up to last year’s AFTER EARTH, sees the director seemingly jump into the growing number of geriatric/elderly-based horror like the recent SXSW Midnighter LATE PHASES, and the upcoming AJ Bowen and Gene Jones-starring DEMENTIA.
In SUNDOWNING—the name of course referencing the psychological issue related to dementia that sees confusion and behavioral issues coinciding with the onset of evening hours—Hahn stars as a mother of two. Her children go off to visit their grandparents and as scant plot details say, “things go terribly wrong.”
Shyamalan is nearly done with production in a wintry Pennsylvania. [The Wrap]