The Sixth Sense(1999) and The Others (2001) both PG 13

These two movies have one thing in common.  The main protagonists don't know they are dead.  When my time would come, I hope I would know the difference.  :-p






I watched the THE SIXTH SENSE around five(5) times already since it was shown in 1999.  I only watched it two times in full and the other two times just partially on TV.  

I am not a fan of horror films, but this is somehow one of the exceptions.  As much as possible I stay away from that genre.  

When I watched this for the first time, I knew Malcom was dead before he realized it.  Maybe not as early as Cole.  Even before I noticed that Malcolm didn't have reflection when Cole was staring at the doorknob at Kyra's house, Cole was already saying that some of the dead didn't know they were dead.  I guess I should've guessed "it" when Cole's mother didn't offer the kind doctor anything to eat or drink when she decided to give him triangular pancakes. 


From imdb:

Storyline

Malcom Crowe is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient. This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy (Cole) much to the dismay of his wife. Cole's mom is at her wit's end with what to do about her son's increasing problems. Crowe is the boy's only hope.Written by Jeff Mellinger jmell@uclink4.berkeley.edu


From Wikipedia:

The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who is able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled child psychologist (Bruce Willis) who tries to help him. The film established Shyamalan as a writer and director, and introduced the cinema public to his traits, most notably his affinity for surprise endings. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.




THE OTHERS

My "twin" and I watched this at SM City, Sucat 


This movie is special to me because I watched this with my twin sister, Pia.  Even if the one who reviewed believes that the treatment doesn't work, my twin and I were surprised when Grace found out that they were the ones who were dead and the others were the ones who were actually alive...the new owners of the house.

Anyways, as special as this movie may be, I never watched it again.


From imdb:

Storyline

A woman named Grace retires with her two children to a mansion on Jersey, towards the end of the Second World War, where she's waiting for her husband to come back from battle. The children have a disease which means they cannot be touched by direct sunlight without being hurt in some way. They will live alone there with oppressive, strange and almost religious rules, until she needs to hire a group of servants for them. Their arrival will accidentally begin to break the rules with unexpected consequences.Written by David Villalmanzo


From Wikipedia:
The Others is a 2001 psychological/supernatural horror film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar, starring Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. William Skidelsky of The Observer has suggested that it is inspired by the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw.
It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for Best Film and Best Director. This was the first English-language film ever to receive the Best Film Award at the Goyas (Spain's national film awards), without a single word of Spanish spoken in it. The Others was nominated for six Saturn Awards including Best Director and Best Writing for Amenábar and Best Performance by a Younger Actor forAlakina Mann,[2] and won three: Best Horror FilmBest Actress for Kidman and Best Supporting Actress for Fionnula Flanagan. Kidman was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, with Amenábar being nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, a rare occurrence for a horror film.





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