The Visit (2015) Ending Explained

the visit ending explained

Last updated on April 5th, 2024 at 10:46 pm

The Visit (2015) is a horror thriller movie written & directed by M. Night Shyamalan. We see Shyamalan’s writing skills in Split (2016), Devil (2010) and Old (2021). So it goes without saying that there is a big plot twist at the end of The Visit.

The Visit Ending Explained and Plot Story in Details

* * * Spoiler Alert – If you haven’t seen the movie yet, turn back now! * * *

The movie starts with siblings Becca & Tyler. They are getting ready for a 5-day trip. The siblings are going to film this entire trip as a documentary. Their trip will be to their grandparents’ house.

Their mother Loretta is giving an interview. She says that 15 years ago she left home in anger. She never spoke to her parents after that. A few days ago, Loretta suddenly talked to her parents through the Internet. Loretta tells them about Becca and Tyler. They were very happy and invited them to travel for a few days. Because of this, Becca and Tyler are going on this 5-day trip to the grandparents’ house.

The next morning, they reach a certain destination by train. Their grandparents were waiting there. They all meet and are very happy.

Becca and Tyler call them Nana and Pop Pop. Grandparents are also happy with it.

After going home, strange things started to happen. Behavioral changes are especially noticeable in grandparents. Which creates a very uncomfortable environment for Becca and Tyler.

For example, Nana starts behaving strangely after nine o’clock every night. Sometimes she walks all over the house vomiting, sometimes she runs completely naked in the dark. Naturally, these scenes are deeply uncomfortable to watch.

On the other hand, Pop Pop’s behavior changes. He starts fighting with strangers on the street for no reason at all. He even started talking rudely to Becca & Tyler at home and kept banning them from moving and going to different places.

In a short time, Becca and Tyler realize there is a big mess in the house. Something is happening that they don’t understand. So, they just want to leave as soon as possible.

Becca and Tyler call their mom and tell her to hurry and take them.

This time the story of the movie takes a surprising turn. Loretta informs them that, the two people Becca and Tyler are currently with are not real grandparents.

That night, in the basement of the house, Becca and Tyler find the corpses of the real grandparents and two clothes of the mental hospital patients.

They realize that these two people are mentally ill, who escaped from a mental hospital and murdered their real grandparents. After getting their identity, they started staying in the house.

The fake grandparents realize the identity has been revealed to the brethren. So, they attack to kill them. But Becca and Tyler somehow defend themselves and manage to kill the liars.

Later, Loretta and the police arrived at the scene.

As seen at the end of the movie, Loretta is interviewed in the final scene of the documentary. Becca tells her that her parents have forgiven and Loretta understands that. They are all happy now.

The Visit Ending Explained and Plot Twist

The plot twist that was seen in the 2015 movie “The Visit” remains etched in people’s minds even after all these years. The movie seems to be a simple story from the beginning, but at the end, it turns to a completely different level.

Becca and Tyler’s mother are convinced they are not their grandparents and later find the bodies of their real grandparents in the basement of the house. There were the clothes of two mental hospital patients. Also, we found out earlier that their original grandparents were very good people. They used to do volunteer work in mental hospitals.

Putting these points together, it is clear that the fake grandparents are two patients who escaped from a mental hospital. They learn about Becca and Tyler’s trip from Fredrick Spencer and Mariabella Jamison.

Later on, two patients escaped from the hospital and came to their house and killed them. Then they hide the dead bodies in the basement of the house and take the identities of the owners.

Since Becca & Tyler had never seen Fredrick Spencer and Mariabella Jamison’s faces thus, they were put in danger such two psychotic liars & murderers. But at last, they manage to survive. The happy ending at the end of the movie proves it.


Original Title: The Visit

Other Titles: Los huéspedes (Mexico), La visita (Spain)

Genre: Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller

Runtime: 1hr 34min

Original Language: English

Written & directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Tagline: No one loves you like your grandparents.

Release date: September 11, 2015 (USA)

Origin Country: United States

Filming locations: Pennsylvania, United States

Awards: 01 Wins, 14 Nominations

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Cast of Characters

Actor/Actress Name Characters Name
Olivia DeJonge Becca
Deanna Dunagan Nana
Ed Oxenbould Tyler
Peter McRobbie Pop Pop

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