A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
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.
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…
When my friend suggested The Others, I was not interested but he convinced me into getting it. However having it for more than 6 months on my hd, I googled about it three days ago and found it be PG13 ,a PG13 horror movie not R!
But fuck that! I like Nicole Kidman and she as always is beautiful and a great performer here too.
The Others stars out with a screaming Nicole,she is Grace, a typical mom of two kids who are photosensitive. They are alone in the big house as the servants have all left and her husband had gone to serve the army for World War II.
After taking in new servants, strange things occurs ,someone running…
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…
Lieve Heer, verlos mij van creepy kinderen en jumpscares in films, ik kan dat niet aan. Goede twists hier en daar, zeker op het einde. Mooi verpakt. En de cast was heel overtuigend.
A more than solid pastiche of classic haunted house films. Well constructed and executed, with an ornate and classical style; it feels almost like a Merchant-Ivory ghost story.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A great haunted story movie from the point of view of the ghost. I see this movie as a great companion piece to the 6th Sense. This one shows the other side of the story with the ghost not realizing they are dead.
I love this movie does not relies on jump scares and goes back to using the creepy atmosphere. I was also surprised to find out that this is a Spanish Production. I love all the clues they have on the film, which foreshadow the ending.
The Others manages to outdo The Innocents in scares and style, and Kidman is gives it her all as a woman coming apart at the seams.
I love the story! We were randomly clicking on movies on netflix and we chose this movie I didn't expect it to be really good, this movie has a totally unpredictable plot. The kind of movie that won't let you know what it is all about until the very end, but it manages to keep me hooked the whole time, even a little frustrated (in a good way) trying to figure out what is happening. It doesn't really have scare jumps; I think this is the first time I actually opened my eyes the whole time while watching horror movies, haha.
While watching the Others I was thinking of another ghost film I recently saw called the film the Woman in Black, and while I did enjoy it quite a bit the Others is a vastly better film.
The story revolves around a mother (played by Nicole Kidman) and her two children who have a rare disorder where they cannot be in contact with sunlight or else they will die. This forces them to stay in their house with no one else but their servants. The film then starts to pick up when it is discovered there is a possibility their house is haunted.
The Others is refreshing to see given the current state of horror films which seem to be…
spooky little ghost story, with a nice payoff.
For some reason I confused the premise of this film with another, so I was more than a little surprised to see Nicole Kidman playing WWII widowed mother of two. The Others is a very simple, but chilling story that works well in conveying the sense of paranoia and doubt that Kidman's character wrestles with throughout. It passes the shivers test and has an interesting story and understandable characters to boot. My only real complaint is that the movie feels a bit dated with its overly average score and some of the dialog is a bit silly. This would also be a good introductory horror movie for the more faint of heart as they say.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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