Signs ★★★★

It’s not like they didn’t warn us.

What I love about Signs is that it works so well at creeping me the fuck out. I mean, I can stomach horrors about ghosts but there’s just something about aliens that just puts me on edge. The moment Mel Gibson sees a silhouette on the roof, then a glimpse of a leg in the cornfield and even the television footage of the alien in the alleyway send chills down my spine every damn time. Shyamalan has made some very good films and some incredibly bad films but I’d firmly place Signs at the top of the pile, his direction very much solid throughout. As things start to unravel at the end and that final alien appearance occurs, it starts to lose me a little but the rest is too good to ignore.

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