Others is a film inspired by pulp fiction horror novels
from the 50s, just like classic horror. The twist at the
end of the film creates an atmosphere different from the
usual horror film. It makes this story more real, even with
such classic horror elements as: a God-devoted mother, the
Holy Bible, hidden grave stones, and creepy fog continually
surrounding the house.
director of this film worked on two levels, making no moral
judgements. He leaves plenty of space for the disbelievers
as well as for believers in the supernatural. Even if all
three people -- mother and children -- are from the other
side, they do not belong to the darkness; their journey
is from darkness to the light and self-discovery. The question
of sin is a classic element of horror stories, but The Others
complicates it. There are testimonies of people whose parallel
world experiences are not directly connected with religion,
even if the Holy Bible does not accept it. Well done, Nicole!!!!
Others seems at first to be dead simple. Special effects
involving the appearance of the ghosts, in the big Victorian
house, and the twist ending, make the film more complex.