The new episode of Mister Fear, the column dedicated to horror films., which is directed by Simone Delvecchio and edited by Maurizio Grillo (HERE YOU WILL FIND ALL THE EPISODES)
This time thanks to the genius of the Makeup Artist Luca Lucethe nightmare investigator aged all of a sudden to present Old, the new myystery thriller directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Gael García Bernal The story begins with Guy and Prisca, a couple in crisis, who chose to go on vacation with their two children to an exclusive and little-known resort. Once on the spot, the family accepts the owners’ proposal to visit a pristine ocean beach, but they will soon discover that the place hides an incredible secret. The film, also available in 4k, will air on March 31 on Sky Cinema Uno and streamed on Now
Mister Paura presents Old
“Old age is a Rome without jokes and without chatter, which requires no evidence from the actor, but a complete, authentic ruin”. So wrote the Russian poet Boris Pasternak
And you don’t mess with senility in Old, the latest film by Mister Paura presents Old, the horror film directed by M. Night Shyamalan
On vacation at a tropical resort, a diverse group of tourists will find that the problem with this vacation is not how to kill time, but the opposite. On this island, haste kills
A beach of death where a life lasts a day. Ephemeral existences as fragile as a sand castle. Human beings with the minutes counted, since on these shores half an hour is worth a year.
Schizophrenia, epilepsy, tetanus, osteoporosis, kyphosis are not parlor tricks, but nightmares that reveal themselves like the serpents of Chronos, the god of time. And it is known that the scythe of time reap, mercilessly, his children Death is a level. The parks cut the wires.
So the protagonists of the film will drink the bitter glass. The alpha and omega will twirl in a macabre dance. And we will never find out the title of the movie in which Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson star together. Instead, we will learn how terrifying it is to grow old and die. Because “This is The End, my only Friend”, as Emanuela Battista sings at the end of the episode
Old, the terror of the passing of time
The genesis of Old it started, literally, as a gift. For Father’s Day, M. Night Shyamalan’s three daughters had given him a meditative and inspiring 2011 graphic novel, ‘Sandcastle’, by French writer Pierre Oscar Lévy and artist Frederik Peeters. The graphic novel, about a group of people vacationing on a secluded beach who find they are aging rapidly, immediately sparked Shyamalan’s imagination.
After completing his hit trilogy “Eastrail 177”, he started with Unbreakable – The predestined 2000, followed by Split of 2016, and ended with the lucky one Glass of 2019, Shyamalan began to dive into the script of what would become Old, transforming it and elevating it to an existentialist thriller that tackles some of humanity’s enigmas: mortality, regret, love, involvement and the nature of time, which raise deeply provocative questions such as: if there was only one day left of life , how would we spend it? With whom? What would we care the most?
The words of M. Night Shyamalan
Shyamalan wanted to increase the tension and sense of the danger of death for the characters, while retaining the puzzling mystery and chilling terror that pulsate beneath the narrative. “I wanted it to be like a two hour episode of On the edge of reality – series that I love, where the absurdity appears and you try to understand what is happening, “says Shyamalan.” With OldI never wanted the audience to feel calm, and slowly discover one thing after another, just like the characters in the film. “