Cybersurfing: Reviews of “The Happening”

Here are a couple reviews of Shyamalan’s latest fear-fest:

Shyamalan offers a horror film with plenty to laugh at

If M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie, “The Happening,” only cost $500 to produce, was made on scratchy 16mm film and cast the late Bela Lugosi, it would be a thousand times more charming than the utter disaster it is now.

What’s the Twist?

The opening of a new movie by writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is occasion for two linked questions: Will there be a twist ending? And has he managed to return to the levels of genius shown in his breakout film, 1999’s The Sixth Sense? Alas, this time the answer to both is the same: Not really.

About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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