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…
Thumping thumpity boo, what a twist! I guess. Nice VFX breakdowns on the disc about the digital fog, though.
Ghost story taking place in a great movie haunted house. Since watching this, every noise I hear in or around my house late at night will now be ten times scarier.
Novel good time. A model of capable execution of a twist-based supernatural thriller. In no way is this formally inventive or thematically profound, yet the impressive child acting and exhilarating set pieces (loved the junk room of white sheets and the fancy dress scenes) make it a fun sit.
A genuinely creepy, well written ghost story with a virtuoso performance from Nicole Kidman and excellent performances from the small supporting cast. Director Alejandro Amenábar does a wonderful job creating and sustaining mood and tension. It's the best ghost story film I've ever seen, hands down.
A well done horror/thriller that didn't have much too it but will leave you with goose bumps.
The Six Sense's mentally challenged cousin.
A atmospheric and spooky ghost story set soon after the 2nd World War.
Nicole Kidman plays the mother of two photosensitive children, who has recently hired house keepers to replace the ones that left in the middle of the night. The children are super sensitive to any light at all. This condition demands a few rules be adhered to religiously. First off, no door in a room is to be opened until all the other door to that room have been closed. This is to prevent light from unsuspectedly. Secondly, the curtains must remained closed in the rooms where the children are at,…
Twist ending: they were boring THE WHOLE TIME.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…