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Top Grossing Horror Films of All Time Part IV

Malcolm Crowe is a child psychiatrist and one night, he is confronted by a former patient named Vincent Gray, who is was unable to help. Vincent shoots Crowe in the stomach and then kills himself. Malcolm has trouble forgetting about the incident. In this article, you will encounter a plot that involves communicating with the dead and what happens when the dead try to make contact with the living.

4. The Sixth Sense (1999)

Adjusted Gross: $378,870,700
Unadjusted Gross: $293,506,292

Main Subject: Seeing and hearing ghosts. Communicating with the dead.

A few months pass after the incident with the former patient and Malcolm is hired to assist a troubled youth named Cole Sear, who exhibits many of the same problems as Vincent. Malcolm sees this as a chance to redeem himself by helping the boy. He starts to doubt his ability to cure the boy’s problems, as he claims to see ghosts who don’t know they’re dead.

Facts About The Sixth Sense

M. Night Shyamalan was not only the writer of the movie, but also directed it.

The tagline ‘I see dead people’ became extremely famous, as well as the center of many jokes and parodies. Premiere voted the line the #100 of “The 100 Greatest Movie Lines” in 2007. The American Film Institute voted the line as the #44 out of 100 movie quote.

The Sixth Sense was nominated for six Oscars, but did not take any awards home: Best Picture, Best Editing, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Writing for a Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. However, The Sixth Sense is one of only four horror films to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

Throughout the movie, the color red was used on purpose to signify the times that the world of the living and the world of the dead crossed into one another. This is seen when the main character, Cole, is wearing a red sweater when he is placed into the closet and is attacked by a spirit. When Cole makes his fort, the blanket is red that he uses. The ghost of Kyra Collins then visits him. The doorknob to Malcolm’s basement is red. His wife keeps locking it, while he keeps unlocking it. When Anna Crowe watches the wedding video, she covers herself in a red blanket. The school uniform that Cole wears is red, where he is often approached by dead people while he is wearing his uniform or at school.

M. Night Shyamalan wished to make the film to highlight qualities from both The Exorcist (1973) and Ordinary People (1980).

The movie earned a Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for Best Horror Film , the Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress (Haley Joel Osment).

Toni Collette felt emotionally moved by the message of the movie and didn’t even realize that it was a horror film until after it was released.

The Latin phrase Cole speaks in the church when he first meets Malcolm is “De profundis clamo ad te domine,” which translates to “Out of the depths, I cry to you, Oh Lord.” You will find these words as the first written of Psalm 130 in the Book of Psalms.