Movies that are slightly off.
Sooner or later she'll see them, then everything will be different.
Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.
Shrouded with a thick layer of mystery that cleverly unfolds over the course of its runtime, making excellent use of horror elements to encapsulate the whole film with a tense mood, and further enhancing its dark ambience by capturing its low-light surroundings in a truly absorbing manner, The Others is one of the most underrated gems of modern horror.
Set in Jersey during the aftermath of the Second World War, the story of The Others follows Grace, a religious mother of two children suffering from a rare disease that makes them allergic to sunlight. When three new servants arrive at their mansion, a series of inexplicable events are set in motion which convinces Grace that there is a mystical presence…
The Others is testimony to the power of restraint. It's a scare movie that doesn't have to get silly before we gasp. If it hadn't worked (like An American Haunting or Wolfman or The Woman in Black didn't work), I probably would've accused Amenábar of haughtiness and sneered at his noble intentions. It's a movie that takes the old-fashioned staples of the genre (a creaking old mansion, the stern matron, a hidden graveyard, infanticide, religious idolatry, pale children wandering about in nightgowns) and revitalises them for a less patient audience. It's been made lovingly, with sumptuous details and an old-Hollywood finesse that reminds us there is a poetry in building genuine suspense.
Grace (Kidman) is an unaffectionate war widow who…
Wow. Even an PG-13 horror can make an effect that sometimes R rated horrors can't do.
Nicole Kidman. She is a beauty. She conquers her role which is troubled, alone, caring, frustrated.
The movie takes a simple story and plays with it till it wants to strike at the end. I like the last 10 minutes of the movie very much. It was intriguing and engaging. It was fantastic.
It scares at a soft level but it still does something to remember.
I am having fun with this amazing Horror festival.
After impressing international audiences with his Spanish work, specifically Open Your Eyes (later remade as the Tom Cruise vehicle Vanilla Sky), Alejandro Amenabar turned his attention exclusively to English language audiences with The Others, a supernatural chiller dripping in quiet menace, steady suspense and evocative atmosphere, a film which ironically earned the director a brace of Goya awards in his native Spain despite not being in his own tongue, not to mention being feted by audiences across the Pond. In the last decade or more, Spanish cinema has been extremely effective in delivering carefully staged ghost stories in a manner Hollywood has for the most part lost touch of, and here Amenabar evokes Poe, evokes Henry James, keeps his routes…
Spooky antics abound as Nicole Kidman frantically searches for some curtains.
I'm starting to think that if I never see another haunted English country mansion film again then that won't be an entirely bad thing at all. This is about the 14,000th film adapting or heavily influenced by The Turn Of The Screw and I think that's just about all I can take, really. I've seen this story enough. I've never been slightly scared or unnerved by it, and I never will be.
I really did think that I quite liked this until about a few minutes from the end when all of a sudden I realised that I had mostly…
Remember when Nirvana exploded and every major label scrambled to sign any band they could find that was even remotely similar? Well, if The Sixth Sense is Nirvana (and given how quickly M Night Shyamalan squandered whatever goodwill his breakout hit engendered, I hesitate to draw the comparison), then The Others is Bush.
The themes, tone, essential plot points, and even the color palette are all lifted directly. To its credit, this is not immediately apparent, and the way the exposition is carefully doled out over the first two acts makes it genuinely intriguing for awhile. But once it starts clueing you in to what’s really going on, it feels all too familiar.
The main thing that made The Sixth…
Great unexpected ending, loved it!
This movie blew my mind...
Filme muito parecido com o Sexto Sentido, arrisco a dizer que é uma cópia que aborda uma história diferente.
Did not see that ending coming. I'm super surprised I made through the internet all this time without knowing the ending. And boy did I like it. What an interesting fairy tale exploration of grief. Love old fashioned ghost stories.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH!!
nice use of light and reversal of horror in daytime
Chilling, one word that springs to mind when trying to describe what The Others is like. Yes this film is that film that grossed a decent amount all basically because of how it all ends, but to be fair the end is a good one. Now I can't really say much about the story here because it would be hard not to ruin it but what I will say is that it is set in a large manor house on the island of Jersey, just off the south British coast. It features the family of mother Grace, children Nicholas and Anne and three house workers who appear at the door answering an add for work. The story then of course…
The pacing was a bit too slow but overall a very original piece. Loved the deeper explorations about heaven and hell that really made sense at the end. Nicole Kidman also did a great job like always - playing neurotic women on the verge of a breakdown is a specialty of hers and she killed it.
Damn, what a twist! Holy shit, I did not see that coming, even though I should've.
The Others is creepy for its entire running time. I was constantly on edge and engaged in the story.
Most of the performances are fine, but the kids sucked.
Some writing was a lil dumb.
But still, holy shit. That twist caught me completely off guard. The first twist was like "Oh!" and 3 minutes later I was like "The FUCK?!"
Bravo. Better horror-thriller than The Sixth Sense.
The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…