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…
It's dark, it's sinister, it's creepy & it's shocking as well. The Others is very different from most films of its genre in the manner it has been executed. Almost entire film is encapsulated with darkness & impressively creates an atmosphere of claustrophobia & uncertainty for the major part of its runtime.
Featuring strong performances, especially from Nicole Kidman, the movie regularly manages to genuinely scare with few moments of spine-chilling horror and all this finally culminates with a shocking revelation in the end that very few people will be able to predict.
Overall, the scariest thing about The Others is the way it lets your imaginations run wild & create horror on its own and for every horror fan out there, this film should be a must on their list.
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.
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.
That was scary as fuck....
Nothing scarier than the Ninth Doctor with hair...
The movie was pretty cray too.
At the time of release The Others seemed little more than a me-too Sixth Sense, and did indeed live in that blockbuster's shadow for a while. Since then, though, it has found its own place as a well realised, old fashioned whispery ghost story that is more indebted to The Innocents and Henry James' The Turn of the Screw than to M. Night Shyamalan's gimmicky effort.
When telling a good, effective ghost story its no good being subtle, and Chilean director Alejandro Amenabar spares us few of the well worn genre tropes. Amid wet, Autumnal gardens and shrouded in a thick, rolling fog stands a crumbling country house filled with long, shadowy corridors, locked, candle-lit rooms, and secrets. Through its…
A refreshingly classical, artfully directed haunted house movie set in the 1940s, and very much of a piece with contemporary horror-dramas like The Sixth Sense and The Orphanage. Nicole Kidman manages a tricky performance, going from potential crazy person to sympathetic victim and back again in one of the film's neatest moves. The shifting question of who is to fear-- Kidman's fanatically overprotective mother, the mysterious servants, the light-averse children, or all of the above-- keeps us on edge, and director Alejandro Amenábar mines clever scares from the mother's strict all-doors-locked, no-light policy. There's something almost quaint about the deliberate pace and attention to character, even allowing some laughs to permeate the dread.
Ultimately, though, the film is wholly devoted…
WHAT A TWEEST
Seriously, I didn't expect it and it was amazing. 8/10
"Sometimes the world of the living gets mixed up with the world of the dead."
No me cansaría nunca de verla, de lo mejor del género para mí.
Could have been a little shorter.
"Nadie puede hacernos salir de esta casa."
This is an outstanding and scary ghost story. No gore, no ridiculous CGI, just atmosphere, atmosphere and more atmosphere. Director Alejandro Amenabar uses light and shadow, fog and darkness, and a very creepy old mansion to keep the viewer on the edge of his seat.
One thing is certain; the mother, Grace Stewart is nuts. Nicole Kidman looks exquisite as the protective hen, raising her children in the dim light of candles and lamplight. After the opening credits, the movie begins with a scream and the ending shocks us with a surprise.
With an extremely creepy atmosphere and an excellent performance from Kidman, The Others proves itself to be an excellent horror film that doesn't need blood and gore to entertain.
Oj, minns inte den här som SÅHÄR bra, vilken trevlig överraskning! Vemodig "Turn of the screw"-influerad gotisk rysare gjord precis rätt : varenda knarrande dörr och flämtande ljus sitter precis som man vill ha det. Otroligt snyggt skjuten, välregisserad och välspelad (Kidman är strålande) och miljöerna... Man sitter bara och myser åt det dimmiga godsets in- och utsida. Mentalt got-stånd. Twisten i slutet känns uppenbar vid en andra titt, men jag såg den faktiskt inte komma när jag såg filmen på bio vid premiären för en massa år sedan, och det är nog så en bra twist ska fungera, "uppenbar" först i efterhand. Tveklöst höjdpunkten för 00-talets spanska skräck-boom, faktum är att man nog får leta sig tillbaka så långt som till "The Innocents" och Mario Bava för att hitta spökfilmer i den här klassen.
I hate how my dad kept spoiling the movie for me. I was shushing him the whole time but he just wouldn't stop. Ugh.
Hence, I didn't enjoy the movie that much; the ending didn't shock me as well.
Someone please obliviate me and I will watch this again. Haha.
- 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
- Lilja 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
- Christiane F.
My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014).