Unlike most scary films that start terrifyingly well before descending into a ridiculous sequence of violence and gore, 'The Others' sticks to its gripping and tense atmosphere the whole way. It is based on a frail woman named Grace (Nicole Kidman) who is coping on her own with her two children who have a severe allergy to light. This makes the film even creepier as it plays around with candlelight and darkness. Grace's husband (Christopher Eccleston) is fighting in world war two at this time and her many servants have mysteriously disappeared in the night which leaves the insecure woman to teach and look after her children by herself. Three new mysterious servants arrive at the house, but what Grace doesn't know is what they are hiding from her. Her daughter, Anne, tells her of seeing people, whom she calls the intruders, in the house. Her mother refuses to believe this at first but soon finds herself amongst whispering voices, pianos playing by themselves, and doors closing and opening on their own. She encounters one terrifying incident with her daughter which will leave you either screaming or clinging on to whoever's beside you. The film keeps viewers very scared until its shocking twist at the end. This is one of the few films that survives without a single drop of blood, the horror is purely psychological and rather destressing to certain exctent. Nicole Kidman shows her real talent, forcing the viewers to endure the terror with her. Everyone must see this masterpiece if they wish to see Nicole Kidman at her best and a disturbingly excellent storyline.