The Others tells the story of Grace and her two children. Her children have a strange disorder where they are unable to have light touching their skin, if they do they their skin will become blistered and it could eventually kill them. In the house, no door shall be opened before the previous one is closed. At the beginning of the film the children are introduced to their new nanny and her family. After that strange things start to happen. We start to hear the sound of a child crying. Later on we hear things moving and sounds of something moving across the floor upstairs. All this leading up to a climax that will leave you breathless.
It has been a long time since I’ve seen a movie that made me jump or even scare me. This one did just that. It uses its atmosphere very effective. I was never able to figure out how this movie was going to end. It was all a shock to me. The movie may seem a bit slow at times, but I think that for this type of film, it was perfect. There isn’t much light to this movie because of how the children are, so we see most of the film with candles being our only light. The movie starts out with us meeting the new nanny and her family, who lived in the house once before. We first learn that there is something else in the house when we hear the sound of a child crying. Grace, played by Nicole Kidman, runs into her children’s rooms. She finds nothing, but her daughter tells her of a boy named Victor. Grace doesn’t believe a word of what her daughter is saying. Then very strange things start to happen as Grace starts to believe something is terribly wrong in that house. This movie is intelligent. It’s not one of those slashers that we have seen so many of over the past few years. This ghost story gives us the scares that “The Sixth Sense” tried to give us, but failed to do so. This is definitely a must see and a classic that will be remembered for years to come. I give this film a 9 out of 10.