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August 20, 2010

We see dead people

Last night, we went to the movies, and the small crowd in the theater watched a really good trailer. People trapped in an elevator. Lights out. A shriek. Lights on. Someone’s been wounded. A confrontation. A flash. The elevator jerks. A sudden noise. Cool. The trailer completely shut off the pre-show banter around us.

Then a title screen came up, simple white lettering on a black background: “From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan.” And the entire audience let out a soft “Oooh” of disappointment … followed by a loud laugh at our collective response.

Mr. Shyamalan, your focus group results are in.

(The movie is Devil and you can see the trailer here.)