Thursday, 21 February 2013
M Night Shyamalan's 'The Banshee'
FYC: "M Night Shyamalan's 'The Banshee' " - *WARNING - contains spoilers* A young couple (Justin Timberlake and Angelina Jolie) move into an upmarket Manhattan apartment after inheriting a tidy estate from the tragic deaths of their parents, but are soon reduced to abject terror by unnatural shrieking that emanates at all hours, forcing them to question the guilt that haunts them, their sanity and ultimately the nature of reality itself. The priest they eventually call in exorcise the apartment on the 40th floor defenestrates himself after a night of the horrible moans, piercing wails and Cthulhoid gibberings, and it is left to a wise, spiritual black janitor (Will Smith) to help them solve the riddle... The trademark twist reveals that Yoko Ono has moved into the next door apartment and is recording her new album of classic Motown covers, and the only thing the couple can do to end their horrible ordeal is invest in sound insulation and construction workers' industrial grade ear-muffs.