via Universal Pictures
A mildly ridiculous movie from M. Night Shyamalan is being praised by horror fans.
Evil, a 2010 elevator-set supernatural thriller directed by John Erick Dowdle and based on a story by Shyamalan, is the new single target of admiration on r/horror. “Reviewed Evil recently,” Booth_Templeton announced to open the discussion. “That final scene made the movie,” they continued. “Who here likes the movie?”
As the almost 600 upvotes and 150 comments indicate, many do, and they especially like the final scene:
While Grouchy_Competition5 also likes the ending, they state that “the opening and ending scenes were pretty much all that was needed.” However, they still like the movie.
Yes, the middle is full of Shyamalan compliments, which is fitting because one of the most memorable scenes involves jam toast:
Jelly toast aside, Evil it has enough suspense and intrigue to please most viewers. “I caught it at a late night feature when it was in theaters and the lights out scenes were super effective,” wrote JupiterCrash92. “You could hear a pin drop.” User jcb7414 was especially captivated by the film’s unique setting: “I’m a fan of any movie where most of the time is spent in a single setting. it gets [sic] it relies a lot on the actors to highlight the story, and it feels more like a play.” Similar thoughts abound:
Of course, there are some full-blown haters (“the ending was fucking predictable and you could see from a mile, man, that movie sucks [sic]” – Jack3ww) but the Reddit consensus is that Evil It’s a devilishly good time.