Well, that's just earnestly charming and delightful, isn't it?
What a bizarre way to end one of the most peculiar voyages in film, or maybe not - M. Night Shyamalan has been overambitious and yet oddly self-aware, so an out-of-nowhere ending that tries to do too much is the most him this finale could be.
To be fair, it's not as if he denies the audience the stuff that got the blood pumping at the end of Split; the opening sequence of Bruce Willis's "Overseer" from Unbreakable hunting the…
A nifty, disorienting sort of horror movie which has the neat idea of combining hypnosis and possession, creating a sense of lack of control and disconnection that many other films like this lack. It's a fascinating way to make what seems very small into something tremendously tense.
It's an unnerving look, too, shot on 16mm in brutalist, run-down locations, with tons of smoke that makes a room both claustrophobic and infinite. The sound is peculiar and synth-y, too loud and out of sync, but it fits, even if it is also often very jarring.
When people who don't like horror movies in general ask those who do how they can enjoy that sort of garbage, they're talking about movies like "Killing Ground". With the good stuff, you can talk about nightmare imagery, stories which allow you to confront fears directly or metaphorically, or just admiring the staging and choreography of a suspenseful scene and the catharsis that comes afterward with the good ones, but sometimes, even with good intentions, a movie is just serving…