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.
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…
I'm not a fan of horror, or should I say I haven't seen that many horror films that I've liked, but I quite liked this one. Nothing much happens but it is the way nothing happens that I found engaging. The film is ominous throughout and strangely captivating. Some really good performances in this one, especially by Kidman and the daughter.
There is a point in a horror film, where all the build up leads to something, most usually a big twist or a payoff.
Which is the big problem in The Others. Director Alejandro Amenábar teases and builds tension, but forgets to make that tension lead somewhere.
Amenábar creates a wonderful atmosphere, in a huge yet empty manor house, where only Nicole Kidman lives with her two children. The problem though, is her two children are sensitive to sunlight, and must be put in sheltered rooms from the sun.
I admire the film to not going to the cheap and easy jump scares and bloody effects, but after a while, nothing really happens.
The film teases, creates the mystery, but…
Alejandro Amenábar brings the world of ghosts and things that go bump to jersey, where Grace a mother of two waits for her husband to return home from the war, she hires three servants to help run the house, and at this time the children and grace start to encounter the others.
I think this is one of those films you could watch in 30 years’ time and it won’t age, I love films that you can re-watch to see another side to things.
#53 of Top 100 Best Horror Films
The Others or That Movie Where Nicole Kidman whispers For Some 90+ minutes
Also, really pissed off because I figured out what the twist was because my sister made us watch The Sixth Sense before this and said "THEY HAVE SIMILAR PLOT TWISTS" like who the fuck does that?? Evil sisters. That's who.
That was scary as fuck....
Nothing scarier than the Ninth Doctor with hair...
The movie was pretty cray too.
I haven’t seen “The Others” in years; I remembered enjoying the concept and story when I was younger, so saying that I fancy giving it another go, being on Netflix UK.
And oh dear! In the words of Homer Simpson “BORING” time haven’t serve this film well, has a drama horror type, it’s full of ignoring LOUD NOISES and cheap scares that doesn't make any sense and bringing up ideas/hints that got nothing do with anything. Yes! The finale twist is a smart idea and shocking, but going into the film again knowing this information, it just pointed how boring the story is until the last 20 minutes.
Overall it’s a water-down version of The Sixth Sense, in my opinion. And just not scary or interesting enough to keep me watching.
One of the great haunted house pictures. Moody and spooky, with Nicole Kidman supplying plenty of nervous tension.
FROM MOVIE STUB COLLECTION
This is the first movie stub I saved. I don't remember anything about this film other than it's a horror film and Nicole Kidman is in it. And I seem to remember that it was generally well received.
Nicole Kidman whispering in the dark for nearly 2 hours
was going to be my review, but it turned out better than I expected.
What makes The Others so effective, is the subtle touch with which it is executed and paced, relying on the art of suggestion to rank up tension, creating a spooky and suspensful, old fashioned horror with a twist that is not just clever, but rewarding.
An amazing film, this is one of those films where you don't understand whats going on until right at the end.. I won't go into detail for those who haven't seen it yet, but it's definitely a must-see. Nicole Kidman is the main character as a mother of two children living in the middle of nowhere in a big, creepy house, with lots of unexplained noises and other stuff happening which confuses you at first.. but all is explained at the end of the film:)
My only criticism is that the film is a bit slow at times.
A creepy and chilling movie with a predicable twist.
A haunted house story that doesn't do a whole lot to mix up the formula.
Score and atmosphere work together well to create some moments of genuine dread. This is a spooky movie. The characters spend the entirety of the film within the confines of the house and the grounds. The tension builds as the characters are forced to remain in the same location.
Nicole Kidman is pretty great in the lead role as well. She's a stern mother concerned for her children's safety above all else. The child actors are fine, but I was never impressed with their work.
The simple brooding mystery is ultimately a tad underwhelming. You have to invest yourself in the characters in order to really be fearful of what's going bump in the night.
The Others is a basic, typical haunted house story.
The only thing scary about this movie is Nicole Kidman's acting.
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Lilya 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
- Christiane F.
My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014); 615-636 are not ordered yet.