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The Village (2004) ★★★

The Village


There is no turning back.

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.


Mark this M. Night Shyamalan film under quiet folk horror. If you’re in the mood for something light, a dark love story of sorts, The Village would satisfy that. Definitely not my favorite Shyamalan movie, but, like everything he does, it’s well-shot and there is eerie foreboding and suspense. The payoff, however, is a little disappointing if you’re expecting supernatural horror.

The one thing I didn’t like about The Village is that fear and deceit is put into effect to control the people. Like most religions, it’s a foundation built upon fantasy and lies. Which kind of spoiled the whole isolation and harmony element.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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