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This review is from: The Others (2 Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
The Others is one of those few films that doesn't rely on 'big bucks' special effects or huge sets to impress the viewer. It relies solely on a good story that is well acted.
Nicole Kidman stars as the neurotic and deeply religious mother of two children who suffer from severe light sensitivity. She struggles to cope alone while her husband is missing, presumed dead, during WW2.Her only company is the children and three servants who arrived after she advertised for staff.
The settings are all dim and atmospheric and even outdoors everything is mist shrouded and unsettling.Problems start when the children start complaining there is someone else in the house, the 'others'. All is not as it seems with the servants either and they lend an air of uncertainty and, toward the end of the film, almost menace.
This film provides some genuinely creepy moments and the strong cast work well together. Highly recommended as a film to watch with the lights out.