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When it comes to terror there is no other like the Sixth Sense....

  • Jan 27, 2010
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All over the world people have different ghost stories, from Japan to Russia, from Russia to Italy, from Italy to the United States. Everyone has some type of story of a haunted house or some possessed room and as films they have fair extremely well over the years leaving there mark on cinema and moviegoers forever. Such classics as "The House on the Haunted Hill" (1959), The "Haunting"(1963), "The Shinning"(1980), "Rosemary's Baby"(1968) and “Psycho"(1960), all these films defined horror and the genre of ghost stories, but after the 90's began the ghost films started to become more and more derivative of the older and more skillfully made  films of the past; Like such films as "The Haunting" (1999), "House on the Haunted hill"(1999) and many more, but out of  the final  days of the 20th century   a little  unknown director named M. Night Shyamalan came up with an idea for a ghost story  the likes  audiences have never seen before that film was called, "The Sixth Sense".




M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense"  doesn't take the path that most horror thrillers do instead  it takes the path less traveled  it uses  emotion  and deep drama  to tells it's story  while blending  old school horror elements with  nerve shattering tension. But the film doesn’t stop wowing and amazing you, no, it keeps pushing the bar by throwing one twist after another, after another, after another. It's driven by the hearts of the characters and the soul of Shyamalan's well written and extremely thought out script and plot. But even if you know how the films is going to turn out, even if you know how it is going to end   you still won't be able to prepare for the massive mind blowing twist at the end and you won't even be able to predict the workings of the film even if you've seen it a hundred times over, "The Sixth Sense" is always scary and never jangling no matter how many times you've seen it.



Bruce Willis gives one of his best and emotionally charged performances as the kind heartened child psychiatrist Dr. Malcolm Crowe who is trying to help a disturbed child. Willis is not as much a key player  as  Haley Joel Osment  is, Osment  is more prominent in the film  than  Willis and oddly at times more powerful than Willis, but what they do  is compliment each other onscreen when there acting together  Osment gives Willis the means to  be more emotional  and Willis gives Osment  the means to push himself farther in his performance. There the perfect horror duo likes Batman and Robin, John Constantine and Chaz Kramer. They put all they've got into the parts and show there true worth in   this film and prove to everyone that they've got true star power. The rest of the supporting cast including a scary Mischa Barton, and depressed Olivia Williams  and a compassionate Toni Collette  and strung out Donnie Wahlberg are all stand outs  even if they don't  have allot of screen time they make due with what they have  and  help further this film to greatness.






"The Sixth Sense" is not a gory modern horror flick or a slick exploitation of horror that uses cheap tricks and flashy CGI spectacle to get its point across.  Shyamalan does one better he gives audiences the true, blue horror film that they have been waiting for and it is a film that will stand the  test of time for as long as it exist.  "The Sixth Sense" is the ultimate film when it comes to chilling psychological terror and there is no other film that will be like it, ever.  

When it comes to terror there is no other like the Sixth Sense....

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November 17, 2010
Excellent review, I remember so many people going crazy over this flick. Well done, great review.
 
January 28, 2010
I wish I felt that way about it. I felt that I knew exactly where it was going after the first 10 minutes and that ruined what was essentially a one trick pony film. I did like it better the second time I saw it, but I still think I like UNBREAKABLE better.
January 28, 2010
I'd have to agree on that one it's only trick was the major twist at the end and true I also agree I did like "Unbreakable" better.
January 28, 2010
My daughter got the twist even quicker than I did. She knew as soon as she heard that his name was Crowe. Symbol of death.
February 11, 2010
UNBREAKABLE was really good!
February 11, 2010
I agreaa. I actually liked that one.
 
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The Sixth Sense is a suspense horror film released on August 6, 1999 and produced by Buena Vista Pictures.  The film was directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. The Sixth Sense was produced by KathleenKennedy, Frank Marshall and Barry Mendel, and starred Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette and Olivia Williams.

The Sixth Sense tells the story of a young boy who is able to communicate with spirits who do not know that they are dead, while seeking the help of a child psychologist.  After its release the film received 37 nominations and six nominations for Academy Awards,and celebrated 31 various wins.

On its opening night, the film grossed $26.6 million by the end of the weekend.

It was given an MPAA rating of PG-13 and runs 107 minutes.

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Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: August 6, 1999
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1hr 45min
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