October 22, 2015 Fall Frightfest


October 22: The Others. Rating: 4/5. Comment: Though slow to build, this one is seriously spooky. It is another period piece, set on a tiny British island off the coast of France just after World War II. A woman and her children continually hear sounds they attribute to invaders; they eventually succeed in running off the others occupying their home. I have a bit of nostalgia associated with this flick, as I was obsessed with it when it first came out. I’m apparently in good company; it won or was nominated for over thirty awards. Check this one out, if for no other reason than to watch a terrified Nicole Kidman wonder if she was losing her mind and enjoy the knowledge that she was probably drawing on the real emotions she felt while married to that psycho Tom Cruise.

Peace and love.


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