History YMMV / TheOthers

5th Apr '16 8:25:58 AM Lancelot07
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** If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot of the things they do are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, talking/making noises in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]
** Charles's reaction when he first sees Grace. [[spoiler: Well how would you react if you discovered your wife and children were also dead]]?
** There's a point in the movie where Grace kisses her children while they're asleep. Anne in particular looks extremely pale and lifeless. [[spoiler: Now it's {{Foreshadowing}} that she's a ghost]].

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** If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot a lot of the things they do are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, talking/making noises in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]
** Charles's reaction when he first sees Grace. [[spoiler: Well Well, how would you react if you discovered your wife and children were also dead]]?
** There's a point in the movie where Grace kisses her children while they're asleep. Anne in particular looks extremely pale and lifeless. [[spoiler: Now it's It's {{Foreshadowing}} that she's a ghost]].
28th Mar '16 3:02:21 AM Roaring20sGirl
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** When Grace first picks up the rifle, she's seen looking at it curiously - as if she remembers something. [[spoiler: The same rifle she killed her children with]].

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** When Grace first picks up the rifle, she's seen looking at it curiously - as if she remembers something. [[spoiler: The same rifle she killed her children herself with]].
15th Mar '16 8:37:07 AM fearlessnikki
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* OneSceneWonder: The old woman that Anne has brief visions of. She only properly appears in one scene towards the end [[spoiler: being revealed as a medium]] but she's one of the most memorable parts of the movie.


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** There's a point in the movie where Grace kisses her children while they're asleep. Anne in particular looks extremely pale and lifeless. [[spoiler: Now it's {{Foreshadowing}} that she's a ghost]].
** When Grace first picks up the rifle, she's seen looking at it curiously - as if she remembers something. [[spoiler: The same rifle she killed her children with]].
** Grace frequently complaining about migraines [[spoiler: since she shot herself in the head]].
** It's said that the servants abandoned the house without notice and the postman didn't collect a letter last week. [[spoiler: The servants left when their mistress and her children died, and the postman didn't go to the house as it was unoccupied]].
* SciFiGhetto: A horror film that broke out of the ghetto. It was advertised as a ghost story and the trailers played up the horror elements. It ended up becoming Spain's highest grossing film for years, and Nicole Kidman even got a Golden Globe nomination for it.
25th Oct '15 5:47:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: It's entirely possible that Grace already knew about [[spoiler: her husband's death in the war]] but was in denial about it, and the knowledge that [[spoiler: he wouldn't be coming home]] is what drove her mad in the first place.



* RewatchBonus: If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot of the things they do are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, talking/making noises in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]

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* RewatchBonus: JerkassWoobie: Grace is rather nasty but she's just had to live through World War II, her husband has been away fighting and she's tasked with taking care of two children who can't be anywhere that isn't in the dark.
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If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot of the things they do are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, talking/making noises in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]])]]
** Charles's reaction when he first sees Grace. [[spoiler: Well how would you react if you discovered your wife and children were also dead]]?
13th Jan '15 3:39:19 AM scrooge20mcduck
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* RewatchBonus: If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot of the things they do are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, making noises/talking in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]

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* RewatchBonus: If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot of the things they do are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, making noises/talking talking/making noises in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]
8th Apr '14 2:17:17 AM scrooge20mcduck
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* RewatchBonus: If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, notice how alot of the things they do are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, making noises/talking in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]

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* RewatchBonus: If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot of the things they do are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, making noises/talking in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]
7th Apr '14 2:47:12 AM scrooge20mcduck
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* RewatchBonus: If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot of the things they do and wear are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, making noises/talking in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]

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* RewatchBonus: If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot of the things they do and wear are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, making noises/talking in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]
6th Apr '14 3:50:18 PM scrooge20mcduck
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* RewatchBonus: If you watch the film again after learning that [[spoiler:Grace and her children were DeadAllAlong, you'll notice how alot of the things they do and wear are common with what people usually associate ghosts with (erratically moving things, wearing creepy clothing, making noises/talking in acoustic hallways/rooms, not leaving their home etc.)]]
19th Mar '13 7:33:42 AM Dante668
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The part when Anne, after getting tired of her mother saying she'll go to Limbo for lying, says she ''read'' the Bible and knows that only unbaptized children go to Limbo. While she was punished later on, it was awesome and funny, watching a child revealing her overly-religious mother to be a liar in return for being accused of being such.



* FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: Careful viewers will realize that the ghosts of the servants were responsible for Grace's madness in the first case, because [[ISeeDeadPeople she could see them]]. Mrs. Mills' comment at the end of the film (''"But that's the way it's always been..."'') hints that the ghostly servants, attached to the house for the past fifty years, likely encountered the Stewart family before. They feel guilty for causing her familicide.]]
** Some different examples of FridgeBrilliance include Grace's odd reaction when she first [[spoiler:picks up her rifle]] - she pauses, frowns and looks at it for a moment, as if trying to recall something, but then pushes it out of her head and carries on. Also, Mr. Tuttles' line [[spoiler:"I expect he's dead, like all the rest"]] takes on a new and much more significant meaning after the first reveal.
** There's also the fog seen throughout the film, and is mentioned a fair amount by Grace and Mrs. Mills. At one point, Grace mentions how the fog has never lasted this long. Later, when it starts to become clear that [[spoiler:there are more to the servants than meets the eye]], Mrs. Mills and Mr. Tuttle have a brief discussion about the fog when Grace leaves the house to try to find the local priest. "Oh yes... the fog, of course." It could therefore be theorised that this fog [[spoiler:does not exist in the world of the living, but only in the world of the dead]].



* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: The famous "I am your daughter!" scene, the attic scene and the scene with [[spoiler:the old woman bursting into the cupboard.]] Also, the opening scene with a closeup on Grace shrieking as she wakes up from her nightmare.
** Not to mention the way the [[TwistEnding final reveal]] is done. The way the line [[spoiler:"Is that how she ''killed'' you?"]] is delivered is truly chilling, as well as shocking.
** Also, the scene with Anne and Nicholas in their bedroom being visited by Victor. Imagine, every terror you would have as a child in the dark of your own bedroom realized, where the bedsheets do not protect you. *shiver*
** That scene in the upstairs storeroom. The sound effects (especially that sudden moaning noise) and that [[UncannyValley creepy Virgin Mary statue]] really ramp up the scariness of the scene.



* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Grace, in a fit of madness, smothered her two children and then shot herself. She and the children are therefore stuck in their manor, never aging, never changing, just living each and every day knowing they are dead. Everything Grace knew about God and her religion, including the afterlife, has been destroyed by the absence of a life waiting for them beyond death. Charles was killed in the war and his wife and children may never see him again. Also, Grace truly loved her children despite her fit of madness and now has to spend the rest of her afterlife with the knowledge that she killed them and is responsible for their current predicament.]] Wow.
** The scene where Charles returns from war also has the tendency to cause a few tears, as well as the scene where [[spoiler:he leaves Grace the morning after they make love. It is the last time he's seen in the film.]] Heck, pretty much ''every'' scene with Charles counts as a tearjerker.
21st Apr '12 12:50:44 AM Jilliterate
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* FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: Careful viewers will realize that the ghosts of the servants were responsible for Grace's madness in the first case, because [[ISeeDeadPeople she could see them]]. They feel guilty for causing her familicide.]]

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* FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: Careful viewers will realize that the ghosts of the servants were responsible for Grace's madness in the first case, because [[ISeeDeadPeople she could see them]]. Mrs. Mills' comment at the end of the film (''"But that's the way it's always been..."'') hints that the ghostly servants, attached to the house for the past fifty years, likely encountered the Stewart family before. They feel guilty for causing her familicide.]]
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