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Dan Stevens gives 'The Guest' its psychotic, thrilling charm
Dan Stevens gives 'The Guest' its psychotic, thrilling charm

A Venn diagram of "Downton Abbey" watchers and lovers of '80s-era exploitation cinema might not show a big overlap, yet one of the many pleasures of director Adam Wingard's tough, fun thriller "The Guest" is seeing Matthew Crawley — er, British actor Dan Stevens — serve up a mesmerizing star turn of psycho charm. Crafted as a dirty-sexy-funny homage to the vise-grip corkers that marked John Carpenter's and James Cameron's indie heyday, "The Guest" stars Stevens as a mysterious blue-eyed drifter-soldier who appears at the house of the grieving Peterson family as a consoling combat-mate of their dead son. His methods of...

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