The Village is a smart, edge-of-your-seat chiller crawling with terrifying surprises and frightening twists and turns. An isolated, tight-knit community lives in mortal fear of an oppressive evil inhabiting the forbidden forest just beyond their tiny village. So frightening that no one ventures into the woods … until one villager dares to face the unknown. —Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan, known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-born, American filmmaker and screenwriter, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending, (though only a third of his features actually do so). He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Shyamalan released his first film, Praying with Anger, in 1992 while he was a New York University student. His second movie, the major feature film Wide Awake, made in 1996 but not released until three years later, failed to find financial success.
Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999’s The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and nominated for six Academy Awards, including: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He followed The Sixth Sense by writing and directing Unbreakable, released in 2000, which received mixed reviews… read more
I presume many people go into a Shyamalan film with a pre-conceived idea that he is a hack, and that the film will be awful. Shame really, because The Village is a beautiful, masterful film, and his best work in my opinion.
Carpenter dice: "Ci sono due tipi di storie dell'orrore: quella in cui i mostri sono gli altri, sono il diverso, sono gli individui fuori dalla comunità, e quella in cui il mostro è dentro di noi", The Village parte come un film del primo tipo e prosegue\termina come un film del secondo. Soffre di qualche dialogo non proprio brillante ma il messaggio di fondo e la storia che fa da contorno sono davvero suggestivi.