Regardless of whether I love the overall film, I'm always able to appreciate great cinematography—which is probably my personal favorite…
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…
Nicole Kidman descending the staircase,
carrying a gaslamp in one hand and
holding a shotgun in the other,
while the fog thickens outside.
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.
I haven't revisited The Others in years, but it has been enough time that I could experience it again without being too effected by the fact I possessed a vague recollection of the twist. And I must say I now have a deeper appreciation for the elegance of craft presented by this film.
Utilizing luscious cinematography (especially with how the story itself depends heavily upon the presence or absence of light and darkness), utterly gorgeous production design, and smart, meticulous direction, Alejandro Amenábar unfolds the narrative at a soft and quiet slow-burn; these elements, along with the editing, work seamlessly to build an overarching sense of psychological tension and ambiguity. Not to mention, Nicole Kidman is just...ethereal. (I honestly have…
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…
A bad movie about vagrant squatter ghosts and landed ghost elites.
do you know that movies that just turn a switch in you, like changes you somehow?
this one did this to me
YES a horror film with a plot that's actually really good
Bonus: Nicole Kidman
really good. ghost activity
For once, a twist I wasn't expecting. Great performances all around with the plot being well done. Thank you for a movie that doesn't resort to cheap scares.
Εξαιρετικό δείγμα αναζωπύρωσης του ενδιαφέροντος για τις ιστορίες φαντασμάτων, με βικτοριανή αισθητική και νοοτροπία.
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FUCK. ME. UP.
Decent and effective horror movie gets a huge boost from its fantastic final moments.
One of my favorite ghost stories, smart and clever. Nicole Kidman's somewhat cold demeanor works really well in this film. It's a little slow and it's a movie that really benefits from watching in a theater or at home with the lights off and no interruptions.
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…