Wednesday, October 16, 2019

30-Day Horror Movie Challenge: Childhood Themed Horror Film…

Tagline: 1...Sight 2...Sound 3...Smell 4...Taste 5..Touch 6...The Sixth Sense

Synopsis: Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable. (Google)
M. Night makes the list again! I took Leah's lead on this one and interpreted today's prompt "to mean horror films in which childhood or growing up is the primary or dominant theme. Not horror films I watched during childhood."

Boy, does Cole do some growing up in this movie. I won't say too much in case anyone hasn't seen it (seriously, who hasn't on this planet?), but this movie is really good. I mean, it did receive six Academy Award nominations. This is probably one of the best ghost stories ever written. Once again with the genius storytelling, Night! With stellar performances by Haley Joel Osmont, Bruce Willis and Toni Collette (seriously, is she bad in anything?), it's simply a must-see movie. Beyond being a ghost story, it's also a story about acceptance, love, and belonging. Also, finding a purpose and overcoming seemingly astronomical obstacles. Like I said, a must-see film.

What is your favorite childhood themed horror film?

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  1. Yes to Sixth Sense. Shyamalan's best film. Scared me so bad but now it's just so fun to rewatch and see all the details that make it such an amazing film.

  2. Here's my link!

  3. This movie! *clutches heart*

    I tease my daughter that this was her first movie -- she was 14 weeks old. She slept the entire movie until just before the big reveal. I took her out into the lobby, so as not to disturb the other moviegoers, but little did I know I had just missed one of THE biggest twists, one that would be talked about for months and months to come.

    And believe it or not, I made it to the DVD release date WITHOUT having the ending spoiled. Course that was 99, before Twitter and Insta and all those spoiler-ific social medias.

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