I wish the best for M. Night Shyamalan, I really do. He's no Rod Serling, but until recently all of his films evidenced a rare understanding of cinematic suspense -- his scenes were steeped in atmosphere and his approach capitalized on the idea that horrors are often a whole lot scarier when they're allowed to steadily ferment off-screen. His last three films have ranged from the asinine to the completely inexplicable (on the list of the most baffling things in the universe, 'The Happening' is a close second behind Jared Leto's music career), but even earlier efforts like 'The Village' were rife with strong moments and palpable, slow-burning tension.
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