Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Great Scenes # 59: The Sixth Sense (1999)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
 
 
For the month of October, all the films that will be featured in my "Great Scenes" (or maybe "Great Movies") series will be in the horror genre. The first one is rather light on the horror elements and really more of an emotional scene. Before M. Night Shyamalan's name became synonymous with being terrible, he broke through in the film industry in a big way with The Sixth Sense, a huge horror hit about a young boy who sees dead people which has a surprise shocker of an ending. This scene comes near the end before the big reveal. Personally, I think this should have won Oscars for both Toni Collette and Haley Joel Osment. Watch it and see why. 

2 comments:

msmariah said...

I agree. This movie was great. It really reinvigorated the psychological horror genre in the modern era. Without the Sixth Sense, I doubt movies like Insidious or Paranormal Activity would have ever been made.

This brings up a point. What went wrong with M. Night? He used to be good. Or perhaps he had more producer involvement in the early years before he was left to his own devices. Idk what the problem is.

YeamieWaffles said...

This is an iconic scene from a truly awesome movie, I love this.