M. Night Shyamalan

Film Review: The Watchers is a tense, though questionably executed chiller

Given M. Night Shyamalan‘s penchant for banking the majority of his theatrical narratives on “the twist ending”, it’s understandable to walk into his daughter’s feature directorial debut with the same type of expectation. Whilst I can’t personally speak to whether or not the A.M. Shine novel Ishana Night Shyamalan has adapted is faithfully recreated here…

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Interview: Ishana Night Shyamalan on her new horror film The Watchers; “It was always my intention from the very beginning to play with restraint as much as possible”

From producer M. Night Shyamalan comes The Watchers, written for the screen and directed by Ishana Night Shyamalan and based on the novel by A.M. Shine. The film follows Mina (Dakota Fanning), a 28-year-old artist, who gets stranded in an expansive, untouched forest in western Ireland. When Mina finds shelter, she unknowingly becomes trapped alongside…

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Film Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin is as tender as it is terrifying as it navigates the end of days

If the horror genre has taught us anything it’s that cabins are never going to be the cosy, safe getaway that each inhabiting character tends to think it will be.  But even in the realms of the horror genre, Knock at the Cabin, the latest from genre auteur M. Night Shyamalan, has a few tricks…

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Interview: Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge on navigating the intensity of Knock at the Cabin and how being openly queer influences their performance

  The combination of the dangerous uncertainty of M. Night Shyamalan’s narratives and Dave Bautista’s imposing stature is something very few of us would care to endure. Especially if it’s at the supposed end of the world! In the apocalyptic thriller Knock at the Cabin, Shyamalan invites his audience on an intense thrill-ride, detailing a…

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Interview: M. Night Shyamalan on Knock at the Cabin, authentic casting, and making it a family story

Based on Paul G. Tremblay’s acclaimed 2018 novel “The Cabin at the End of the World”, Knock at the Cabin is the latest white-knuckle thriller from genre maestro M. Night Shyamalan. While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family…

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Interview: Split star Betty Buckley talks about the film’s controversy, Carrie and her new album Story Songs

With Split bringing 23 personalities to its Australian DVD and Blu-Ray home release this Wednesday (May 10th), we caught up with one of the film’s stars, Betty Buckley, who played Kevin’s (James McAvoy) psychiatrist Dr Karen Fletcher. A veteran of the arts, Betty Buckley has been an icon of TV, film and music for almost five decades now. I…

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TV Review: Wayward Pines‘ sophomore season survives by stepping into the unknown

The first season of Wayward Pines made its premiere with auspicious timing. Aside from recruiting veteran actors Matt Dilon, Juliette Lewis and Toby Jones, or the fact that M. Night Shyamalan had joined as a producer and would direct the series pilot; the show would find its most eager audience in a void that had…

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Film Review: Split (USA, 2017) is a stunning return to form for M. Night Shyamalan

There is plenty of real world evidence to suggest that, to a degree, our thoughts and feelings can in some way re-wire our brain. Neuroplasticity is a relatively young field, but an infinitely fascinating one nonetheless; discoveries are being made everyday, many on how our brain evolves for better or for worse and how we…

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Get a taste of craziness in the newest trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

Most acclaimed for his work in The Sixth Sense and Signs, director M. Night Shyamalan knows a thing or two on how to give people a scare while also twisting people’s minds. Written and directed by Shyamalan himself, it really goes to show his enthusiasm for the psychological-thriller genre and how much chaos a story…

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First teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan thriller Split released

Hollywood all-rounder M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating rapture of The Sixth Sense with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured but gifted mind.  Following the success of The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum for the film, which will open in the US in January 2017. The…

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M. Night Shyamalan heading to Australia for new film The Visit

Exciting news for fans of terror and suspense, Universal Pictures has announced Oscar nominated director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Village, Signs, Unbreakable) is coming to Australia to introduce his new thriller The Visit. Starring Australian rising stars, Olivia DeJonge (ABC TVs Hiding) and Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes, Puberty Blues) lead as brother…

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M. Night Shyamalan returns with our first look at The Visit

We’re returning back to the wonderful creepy world of shaky-cams and remote settings and sinister things afoot with new thriller/horror film The Visit. Writer/Producer/Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) brings us the story of a brother and sister who are sent to go visit their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week. However…

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