After what has felt like an eternity, M. Night Shyamalan delivers a knockout with his new thriller, Split. The film marks the glorious return of one of the most joked-about directors ever.
Shyamalan became one of Hollywood’s most popular filmmakers after his successful 1999 movie, The Sixth Sense He followed up the chilling thriller, famous for the quote, “I see dead people,” with two more successful films—Unbreakable and Signs
However, in 2004 his career took a turn for the worst when he directed The Village. Audiences have doubted his talent ever since. Fortunately, they won’t doubt him after seeing his latest picture.
Split follows Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her two friends that were kidnapped by a man (James McAvoy) who has 23 distinct personalities. After conversing with a few of these different identities, the girls learn that a new, and extremely dangerous, personality is about to emerge.
Don’t think it, don’t say it.
“It” is referring to the evil, hooded boogeyman who stalks three college students in the new horror film, The Bye Bye Man, from STX Entertainment and director Stacy Title.
The movie, based on a chapter out of Robert Damon Schneck’s book, “The President’s Vampire,” is nothing more than a reminder that it’s officially January.
In case you don’t understand my reference, January and February (also August and September) are commonly referred to as “dump months.” To be more specific these months are when studios “dump” the movies they have the least faith in, critically and financially, into the theaters.