The Visit, a solid, winking return for M. Night Shymalan, wrestles with fears about aging, uses the documentary-footage horror device in a fresh way, and plays with fairytale and supernatural tropes. As the film progresses it becomes apparent that 15-year-old Rebecca, a prococious aspiring filmmaker, is hoping to fix things in her family and offer her mother the “elixir” of forgiveness via her footage. Rebecca’s family-uniting ambitions get derailed as their grandparents behavior turns from odd to frightening, but even when they start to fear for their lives she refuses to give up her emotionally-charged mission.