September 18, 2014 at 08:29 PM EDT

It is not easy to describe the Dan Stevens-starring action-comedy The Guest, which opens in theaters Thursday. You could say—and I have—that the film concerns an army veteran who inveigles his way into the bosom of a grieving family, but that description hardly does it justice, considering the tricksy, mayhem-packed ways of Stevens’ David.

Something that comes much closer to encapsulating this lunatic film from director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett? A new trailer cut by Hobo with a Shotgun filmmaker Jason Eisener.

You can see the carnage-filled clip below.

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