September 18, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Few directors are quite as polarizing as M Night Shyamalan. Truth be told, Shyamalan may never make a movie as good as The Sixth Sense. And he’s made some good movies. Unbreakable showed how just how far outside the mold superhero movies could be long before Joker. Both Signs and The Village were effectively creepy […]
July 28, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Before M Night Shyamalan rehabilitated his image with back-to-back successes in The Visit and Split, he hit rock-bottom with 2010’s The Last Airbender. Oh, Shyamalan would still drop one more bomb called After Earth. But the divisive filmmaker took a small step in the right direction by stepping back. Though the story wasn’t necessarily original, […]
December 9, 2019.Reading time 13 minutes.
And our countdown to the end of the decade continues. For our Decade of Dread Part II, we count down from Number 39 to the Number 30 horror movie of the 2010’s. You’ll find the first of three Stephen King adaptations on our Top 50. In addition, there’s another Yule-inspired horror movie along with not […]
December 3, 2019.Reading time 13 minutes.
Time flies by. Believe it or not, we’ve reached the end of the 2010’s. Arguably, it’s a decade that will likely be remembers as one the best for the horror genre. While found-footage continued to flourish, torture porn faded. Psychological horror and old-fashioned hauntings supplanted grisly dismemberment. We lost legendary filmmakers Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, […]
February 3, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
Though critics and fans widely consider The Sixth Sense to be M. Night Shyalaman’s best movie, I’ve always personally preferred Unbreakable. Released before superhero movies were the norm, Unbreakable was groundbreaking. Rumours of a sequel swirled for years. It only took 15 years before Shyalaman shocked audiences with Split’s surprise reveal – a shared movie […]
August 6, 2018.Reading time 9 minutes.
Everyone loves a good twist once in a while. We all remember Charlton Heston screaming ‘You maniacs! You blew it up’ at the end of Planet of the Apes. Could you forget Keyser Soze walking out from under the noses of law enforcement in The Usual Suspects? Great twist endings can sometimes turn a good film […]
July 15, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
It’s been nearly 20 years since M. Night Shyamalan burst onto the scene with The Sixth Sense. For a directorial debut it doesn’t get much better than this finale jaw-dropping effort. His follow-up, Unbreakable, was an understated gem. A few cracks began to show with the still decent Signs. Audiences and critics alike though thought Shyamalan […]