The director has shared through his Twitter account what titles his latest project draws from. In case you’ve been wanting more after seeing the film starring Gael García Bernal.
M. Night Shyamalan’s cinema leaves no one indifferent and his latest film Weather is proof of it. The film, starring Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, Abbey Lee and Eliza Scanlen; follows a family that travels to a beach for their vacations. However, everything becomes terrifying and strange when they begin to age quickly. The heavenly place in which they are makes a person’s whole life reduced to one day.
Weather It has become one of the movies of the summer in Spain, leading the box office on its first opening weekend. The story is based on the graphic novel Sand castle by Pierre-Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters and, when directing it, Shyamalan was inspired by some films and a television series. The director himself has revealed on his Twitter account what titles his latest project draws from. We tell you about them below:
Walkabout is the film adaptation of the homonymous novel by James Vance Marshall – pseudonym of Donald G. Payne – directed by Nicolas Roeg. Two British brothers flee to the Australian desert after their father’s suicide. The little ones, accustomed to city life, must learn to survive in a place alien to them where food and water are scarce. Everything changes when meet an Aboriginal youth who is performing the Walkabout ritual, a rite of passage that consists of living in the desert for a few months.
Available in Amazon Prime Video.
‘Picnic en Hanging Rock’ (1975)
Peter Weir dirige Picnic en Hanging Rock, a film in which a group of students go on an excursion to the mountainous Australian area of Hanging Rock on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. Once there, the strange events do not stop happening: time stops, the students and teachers fall asleep and a group of them disappears between the rocks.
Available in of the movie.
‘The black cat’ (1969)
Directed by Kaneto Shindô, The black cat it is set during the Japanese civil war. Two women are raped and killed by a group of samurai, who also burn down the house and leave the place. After the war, another group of samurai come to the place finding the revenge of both women, who have now become ghosts. Everything gets complicated when the husband and son of women, turned samurai, return home. To respect the pact of ghosts, he should die, but it won’t be easy.
‘The exterminating angel’ (1968)
Luis Buñuel conducts The exterminating angel, a film that follows the rich family Noble, who come with their guests to his palace for dinner after attending the theater. Once there, his servants have disappeared and only the butler remains. Also, a bear wanders through the palace. The next day, the protagonists discover that they cannot go through the dining room door and leave the room. Days go by, food is scarce, nervousness grows and good manners disappear.
Available in Amazon Prime Video, Movistar + and FlixOle.
One of Steven Spielberg’s most legendary films has also served as inspiration for Weather. Shark is set in Amity Island, a place where attacks on swimmers and boaters by a great white shark have everyone terrified. It only remains to face the fearsome animal and that will be taken care of by the ‘sheriff’ Brody with the help of two men called Hooper and Quint.
Available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
‘Twilight Zone’ (1959 – 1964)
Created by Rod Serling, Unknown dimension is a horror, fantasy, science fiction, suspense and drama fiction consisting of five seasons and that was tremendously popular in the 60s. The chapters deal with everyday issues that, mixed with different genres, serve to criticize society and thus also escape the censorship of the moment. Each episode tells a different story.
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