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The Others

The Others

Date: Sep 05 2001


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Are you into scary movies? Listen to Tanis describe a spine-tingling movie to John and how she tries to convince him to watch it.


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John:  I saw the freakiest preview on Letterman last night.

Tanis:  Oh for what?

John:  For that new Nicole Kidman movie I think it’s called “The Others?”

Tanis:  Oh I saw that movie last weekend and it..

John:  You did?

Tanis:  Yes! And I don’t even like scary movies, but, um, this, I read the reviews and it sounded like not only suspenseful, but intelligent and so I was intrigued and I went to go see it and it was awesome, but I did have my face hidden for probably three quarters of the movie! (Laughs)

John:  I can’t believe you saw it. I just watched the the trailer…

Tanis:  Uh huh.

John:  It was only about a minute, but it was so scary I couldn’t sleep that night.

Tanis:  Are you serious?

John:  I told myself I was never gonna see that movie. I can’t handle that kind of thing.

Tanis:  No! It is a good movie. It’s not, it’s not the kind of movie where you go see it and then you’re just freaking out for three days afterwards, scared at your own shadow and stuff. It’s not like that. It’s more like, it’s intelligent and it’s a suprise ending that makes everything seem okay.

John:  So answer this: Did you have trouble sleeping that night?

Tanis:  Not at all.

John:  Huh, well, maybe I should check it out.

Tanis:  You should. I recommend it to everyone. I thought it was great.



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The Others is about a mother raising two children alone around the end of World War II. Her children are allergic to the sun, so she must keep the house dark. One day the servants at the house vanish and three new servants appear. Then other strange things start happening, like spooky screams and things that go bump in the night. The mother’s daughter starts to see and speak to ghosts. Slowly the mother begins to question if their house really is haunted.
Maybe John will go watch the movie The Others after Tanis reassured him that it’s not too scary. In the conversation above, Tanis focused on how intelligent the movie is and the fact that it wasn’t as creepy as she had thought. However, she did confess that she hid her eyes through some of the scary scenes in the movie!
What is your favorite scary movie? Which part makes you scream or shake the most? I’d love to hear about it on the “Movie Madness” message board.
Have a great week! See you next Wednesday!



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Saudi Arabia

i like horrior movies so much..

08:05 PM Feb 10 2011 |




An Enjoyable lesson

and the quiz was so easy and clear

it's just need concentration

specialy the last question about moulin rouge

even if tom didn't act in that film it was amazing

thx for all

03:45 PM Feb 23 2008 |





11:27 PM Feb 21 2008 |


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

thank you


09:52 AM Feb 21 2008 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i love scary movies and this movie was awesome, specially the end of it,it was amazing.i watched this movies about maybe 6 or 7 times.

09:30 AM Feb 21 2008 |

Little angel ^_^ KSA

Saudi Arabia


i like this movie so much >>>>>>>>

08:12 AM Feb 20 2008 |



Russian Federation

I don’t like scary movies actually. I prefer something like thriller – it’ exciting but not creepy. I like “The others “. It’s a good film. but it’s interesting to watch it at first – because you don’t know what will be in the end. These movie is like “The sixth sense” with Bruce Willis. In one of interview Willis told, that they tried to keep in secret the final scene till the preem. Both films talked about people and they fears in life. They are not scary – just thrilling. And as I know, usually directors of scary movies don’t’ invite famous actors – couse the audience trust to famous face and not scary so much.
Several year s ago I’ve seen film “The ring”. It made me shocking. I had bad dreams and couldn’t finish my articles. It’s has some really horrifying scene. But it teach something too – not go to banned places, spheres, couse it could lead to very bad consequences. Ignorance doesn’t free you from responsibility.
So have’ you heard the news, that Japanese officials impose a ban on sailing and demonstrating scary movies? They try to defend their tin-agers’s and children from commotions.

09:31 PM Feb 19 2008 |


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya


01:50 PM Feb 14 2008 |

Noelia Natalín


 good film.creepy. i had to watch it twice to get the plot

03:50 PM Feb 06 2008 |



i love this movie,it was that i see the most cleverly film.

12:45 PM Jan 30 2008 |




really.i want to have a look!!!

04:34 PM Dec 24 2007 |



Costa Rica

I saw 3 times that movie! I loved the end!!!

07:50 PM Nov 19 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K


have fear, but worthy a view

04:44 PM Apr 29 2007 |

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