Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), a child psychologist, arrives home with his wife after receiving an award for his work. An angry man, a former patient, appears and accuses him of failing to cure him of his hallucinations as a child. He shoots Dr. Malcolm before shooting himself. After that incident, Dr. Malcolm continues his work as a psychologist. This time, he is helping Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a young boy who can see dead people. Being passionate in what he does, the doctor visits Cole regularly in the boy’s house. Cole tells him all that he sees including one that shocks Dr. Malcolm.
That one shocks me, too. I believe this movie is more of a shocking one than scary. My friends, though, believe otherwise. So, let this be a scary and shocking movie at the same time. Since the boy sees dead people, expect them to appear on the screen without any warning. Their sudden appearances get scarier because of the way Cole talks about them to Dr. Malcolm. He has his creative and suspenseful way of telling stories. And his soft and gentle voice adds to the seemingly innocent scene, if there is such a thing. Sometimes, you expect these dead people to appear, but they don’t. But still, the dead-less scenes make your whole body become stiff on your seat especially because of the sound effects that can cause goosebumps. Can ghosts like me have goosebumps?
I am a ghost, but still, I get scared of this movie. Why? Because of its good timing of showing what you do not expect to see and hear. Actually, I was offered to appear in this movie, but I had to turn it down because I did not want to know the story by reading its script. I want to get scared once in a while and this film has done it to me. And I am thankful! At the end of the movie, something is revealed. At this point, you will almost be out of your chair without you realizing it. So, as a friendly reminder, make sure you firmly hold the arms of your chair and put your popcorn to safety.