The Guest is a 2014 American action horror-thriller film directed and edited by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett, both of whom previously collaborated on a previous film, You're Next (2011). Starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer, and Lance Reddick, the plot follows a soldier named "David" unexpectedly visiting the Peterson family, introducing himself as a friend of their son who had died during the Afghanistan war. After the man is welcomed into their home for a couple of days, a series of deaths begin to occur around his presence, and their daughter Anna begins to have suspicions of David being connected to the deaths.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014, following a release in the United States on September 17, 2014 and the United Kingdom on September 5, 2014. Critical reception was largely positive, with general praise towards Stevens' role and Wingard's direction.