Movie Title: Split
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Release Date: January 20
Rating: 3.5 Stars
This popular horror movie has gained much excitement preceding the release of the latest M.Night Shyamalan film. The film follows the antagonist, Kevin “Wendell” Crumb, who suffers from dissociative identity disorder most commonly known as multiple personality disorder. However, instead of experiencing a few personalities, Crumb experiences 23 completely different personalities.
The psychological thriller is less scary and more suspenseful than originally expected, considering some of his previous films (The Visit, Devil, The Sixth Sense, etc…). If you’re looking for an exciting psychological thriller, but maybe aren’t a fan of horror, then this movie is for you.
The movie begins immediately in the middle of action, when three young girls are captured (two best friends and one troubled and misunderstood acquaintance). The girls are drugged and wake up imprisoned in a confined room. The rest of the movie details their struggle to escape/survive; meanwhile, Crumb seeks help from his long-term psychiatrist. The film depicts the psychiatrist’s struggle to gain a grasp on the troubled Crumb while the girls fight to survive. The film quality, music, and plot development make the film a joy to watch.
Those looking to watch an entertaining suspenseful film, look no further.