Buena Vista/Miramax/Escorpion (Fernando Bovaira, Jose Luis
Cuerda & Summin Park)
W: Alejandro Amenábar
DP: Javier Aguirresarobe
Ed: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Mus: Alejandro Amenábar
PD: Benjamin Fernandez
Cos: Sonia Grande
Nicole Kidman (Grace Stewart), Christopher
Eccleston (Charles Stewart), Fionnula Flanagan (Bertha Mills), Elaine Cassidy (Lydia), Eric Sykes (Edmund Tuttle), Alakina Mann(Anne Stewart), James Bentley (Nicholas
A refreshingly original, stylish and intelligent horror
movie from the mind of Spanish writer-director Alejandro Amenábar.
Set during the late-1940's, a widowed mother of two young
children who are allergic to sunlight experiences strange events in their rural country house, as the children claim they can see otherworldly spirits and other paranormal
The film gets great strength from its dark and chilling
style as well as brilliant performances from Nicole Kidman & the juvenile actors, who convince us of ghostly-goings on in the absense of actual on-screen poltergeists.