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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
i love this movie and nicole kidman is the classiest bitch alive/dead
Love this. The first time i watched it i got mesmerized by how well the twists were implemented. If you are a fan of horror movies you need to watch this. Not the usual ghost story.
A carefully told mystery of family and grief. Lost in an atmosphere of candlelight and fog, Grace (Nicole Kidman) and her two children begin to think there are intruders in their house. But some secrets are not what they seem.
Like a lace veil, writer-director Alejandro Amenábar slowly drapes The Others over your gaze, obscuring the truth and drawing out the chill. Kidman's cool performance is pivotal, as are the excellent Alakina Mann and James Bentley as the children.
It's a sad story, even when the sunlight finally spills in.
No digital effects, without bloodshed and - especially - without obvious things. The film has a creepy atmosphere, it does not underestimate the public's intelligence and don't use the easy formulas panic gratuit.
This film can suck the air out of a room. Giving off this musty sort of damp air, a mood thick enough to cut with a knife. Unfortunately, it's this same thickness that slows down everything happening on screen.
If you haven't seen it a second time, do yourself a favor. With the question of the twist largely out of the way, it's Amenabar's incredible talent that shines through. With only a handful of plot elements, a few well-drawn characters, and a single moody location, he manipulates the audience with the skill of a master. The important thing to note, though, is that he feels like a master from the studio era. The way that he directs his expository dialogue shows that he's not embarrassed by it like so many modern filmmakers are, and that's because he has an undeniable conviction in the story that he's telling. As a result, everything leads up to the twist, which ultimately feels…
Los Otros de A. Amenabar.
Gran película de terror, una de las mejores de las ultimas decadas, en la que se rescata el mejor cine de terror de fantasmas y casas encantadas. En este caso, a pesar de saber el final sigue emocionando igual, aunque los momentos de terror sean escasos para una película de este tipo.
Stylish and different. Well done and creepy.
Thumping thumpity boo, what a twist! I guess. Nice VFX breakdowns on the disc about the digital fog, though.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…
I'm a sucker for a positive list of modern horror movies.