The Others

The Others

DVD - 2001
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A devoutly religious mother of two ailing children has moved with her family to a mansion on the English coast. Her two children both suffer from a rare photosensitivity disease that renders them extremely vulnerable to sunlight, prompting the rule of having only one door open in the house at a time. When one of the children claims to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but chilling events and visions soon lead her to believe that something supernatural is indeed going on.
Publisher: Montreal : Alliance Atlantis, 2001
ISBN: 9780788832093
Branch Call Number: OTH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4in

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Janice21383
Apr 29, 2017

Tense, eerie, Nicole Kidman bugs her eyes out. Yet somehow The Others doesn't add up to much. For one thing, it's too long for its slight story, which could have been told in a Twilight Zone episode. And it's padded out with pointless jump scares, which seem mandatory now in any horror film. You can do better.

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CallMe_AKA
Feb 03, 2017

Nicole Kidman ruined this one.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 15, 2015

As a genre, horror refuses to stay dead (pun intended). Around the turn of the century, there were a handful of films that embodied some important trends in the genre: "The Blair Witch Project," "The Sixth Sense," and "The Ring." The first paved the way for the found footage films, the second reintroduce a more atmospheric, less bloody type of horror, while "The Ring" brought Asian horror to American audiences. "The Others," from 2011, is firmly in the "Sixth Sense" line of horror, as well as going back further to haunted house movies like "The Innocents" and "The Haunting." I don't always like Nicole Kidman, but she's good as the overprotective mother of two children, as is the actress who plays the house keeper who seems to have a secret. Christopher Eccleston, is sadly underused. It's slow and moody, but has some good scare moments and an effective ending. Also check out "The Devil's Backbone" and "The Orphanage." Tom Cruise produced this and it was the last project they worked on together. Director Alejandro Amenabar did the Spanish version of the film that would be remade as "Vanilla Sky." Starring Tom Cruise!

Megalodon60 Oct 20, 2014

An excellent ghost suspense movie! Loved the twist at the end! Make a big bowl of popcorn and watch it.

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frishta
Sep 15, 2014

Excellent. Scared me which is not easy to do because I watch a lot of these.

Library_Dragon Mar 26, 2014

One of my fave psychological horror films. Eerie, atmospheric, and definitely related to Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw," with a nice twist at the end.

voisjoe1 Sep 13, 2013

“The Others” starring Nicole Kidman is one of those psycho movies where you don’t know if the kids are pretending there are others in the house or if one kid is just trying to scare his brother into thinking the house is invaded or if the mother is just imagining it through some kind of madness. I give it an extra star because it was absolutely the opposite of anything I could have imagined. You really would have to think outside the box if you wanted to figure this one out, but all is revealed in the last 5 minutes and is it a shocker! Good acting by Nicole Kidman, born to Australian parents in Hawaii, so does this make her an American?

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biblioholic
May 27, 2013

One of the best ghost films of our time. Spare, atmospheric.

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Monolith
May 23, 2013

A pretty creative ghost story from the writer/director. Nicole Kidman does a fine job as the troubled matriarch.

bluedog8422 Sep 06, 2012

Great twists!

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Monolith
May 23, 2013

Mrs. Mills: "Grief over the death of a loved one can lead people to do the strangest things, mum."

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