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…
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…
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…
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…
Conceptually, a clever reversal of usual horror tropes - the spooky mansion, creepy children, unexplained noises - that posits a kind of "what if?" scenario from beyond the other side. However, the very nature of its storytelling and twist ending means that this idea isn't revealed until the climax, and that only rewinding or rewatches will unveil its many tricks. Furthermore, it's never that interesting or innovative until then, falling too easily into the clichéd mode it's attempting to circumvent. Kidman is solid, but she does nothing to enliven the material.
This is what a good horror movie should be. Not violent nor gory, but thrilling, suspenseful, and terrifying to watch. This was the first horror film I ever saw and it's just a great the second time around, cause it certainly paved the way for my love of thrillers/horror.
El segundo visionado, en mi opinión, lastra mucho la película. Algunas de sus secuencias de terror pierden gran parte de la tensión y sus reglas tampoco parecen demasiado bien establecidas. De todas formas, es una gozada visual y Nicole Kidman está estupenda (actuando también).
The Others is a sumptuously spooky period film seemingly inspired, at least in part, by the classic horror novel The Turn of the Screw. Nicole Kidman stars as Grace, a woman whose husband has gone to fight in the war, leaving her and her two children alone to survive in a mysterious house. With the help of three odd servants who randomly appear at the front door one day, willing to work, Grace and her family make new discoveries in their old home, shedding light on their situation.
An interesting aspect of the film is that the children suffer from xeroderma pigmentosum, a very real but rare disease that causes them to basically be allergic to sunlight. This creates quite…
Best twist ending to a movie in decades!
A wonderfully intelligent, thrilling, and deliberately crafted horror/mystery, The Others brilliantly builds up to a climax that shows the filmmakers' ingenuity and skills and is led by a typically powerhouse performance from Nicole Kidman.
Not as scary as I remembered, but The Others is fantastic and has that horror classic horror feel.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Con Los Otros Amenábar consigue un film redondo de suspense, que bebe de numerosas películas de cine de terror, a lo que contribuyen de manera fundamental la estupende fotografía de Aguirresarobe, al límite en muchos fotogramas, que enseña menos de lo que al espectador nos gustaría ver, consiguiendo de esta manera mantener la tensión, y una Nicole Kidman en estado de gracia, que interpreta de una manera fría, glacial, con lo que el espectador no empatiza con ella. Vista por tercera vez, algunas escenas me siguen poniendo los pelos de punta y me mantienen en tensión. La parte que menos me gusta, porque creo que saca al espectador de la película, es el regreso del marido, no creo que aporte nada al film, salvo entender al final porqué debía irse.
Una de las mejores películas españolas de este siglo.
*hums the bassline to Mustang Sally*
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