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M. Night Shyamalan has directed another thriller, titled Split. Last year, he completed the nightmarish The Visit. And, he will also direct an episode for the return of "Tales from the Crypt," in 2017. Actor James McAvoy (X-men: First Class) stars in this feature, which deals with Split Personality Disorder aka Dissociative Identity Disorder. This real life disorder, often caused by trauma, creates differing characters within one person. Some of those personalities can be seen in the first trailer for Split, found here. The film focuses on Kevin (McAvoy) and his abduction of three teenage girls. He keeps them locked away as he introduces them to each of his personalities. And, one is not like the other. The most dominant personality, the Beast, is set to make an appearance as the girls struggle to escape. Shyamalan has stated that he will continue with smaller budgeted films. After critical failures like The Happening »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
M. Night Shyamalan’s name doesn’t hold the cultural cachet it once did, and indeed his last two movies (“After Earth” and “The Visit”) were barely advertised as such. That isn’t the case for “Split,” a thriller arriving early next year starring James McAvoy as a man with 23 discrete personalities — and three teenage girls held captive in his basement. Watch the film’s first trailer below.
Anya Taylor-Joy of “The Witch” is the trio’s de facto leader, but “Split” looks to primarily be a showcase for McAvoy as he plays several different roles in one: some young, some female, all unstable. (The part was originally intended for Joaquin Phoenix, who starred in Shyamalan’s “Signs” and “The Village.”) Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson and Sterling K. Brown co-star.
- Michael Nordine
Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Samuel Stricklen, Patch Darragh, Jorge Cordova, Steve Annan, Benjamin Kanes | Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Some would say that the scariest thing you can see in a movie is the name M. Night Shyamalan. It is fair to say that he has had some flops in his time (The Happening) but could The Visit be a return to form? Strangely enough, it may just be… When Becca (Olivia DeJonge) and Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) go to stay at their grandparents house it is fair to say that Nana (Deanna Dunagan) and Pop Pop (Peter McRobbie) are strange. Putting it down to old age, the two children try to ignore their eccentricities. As things get weirder though, the two children are about to find out just what the secret is of the grandparents’ house.
A scary movie »
- Paul Metcalf
Look, The Sixth Sense was great, and The Visit was a lot of fun. Please repeat this mantra to yourself so you can enjoy the news that TNT has resurrected the deliciously putrefied corpse of Tales From the Crypt to lead the network's new two-hour horror block, with M. Night Shyamalan and Ashwin Rajan executive-producing the block's content. (No word on what other programming will help flesh out the evening of genre scares, which launches next fall.) Just think of all the great directors and writers they can tap for short horror pieces! And you know what? Unbreakable was scary. It was. Unbreakable was scary; The Village wasn't terrible; and if you saw The Happening after seeing Mark Wahlberg in the trailer, I think that one's on you. That one's on all of us. »
- Halle Kiefer
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