Ever since ‘The Sixth Sense’, M. Night Shyamalan (‘After Earth,’ ‘The Sixth Sense’) has attempted to recapture the magic that first put his name on the map and is now trying again with his upcoming low budget film ‘Sundowning’. The film itself is a thriller that centers around a single mother with two kids who all visit their grandparents where things go horribly wrong. The role of the single mother is played by Kathryn Hahn (‘Tomorrowland‘, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’) while her son who is protective of his sister is played by Ed Oxenbould (‘Julian’, ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’).
What exactly is ‘Sundowning’? Well it is actually a medical condition or more specifically a “a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Most commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but also found in those with mixed dementia, the term “sundowning” was coined due to the timing of the patient’s confusion.”
Things going wrong with grandparents who may have Sundowning? I can see where problems might pop up.
While I was a fan of ‘Unbreakable’ (the second time around), the majority of Shyamalan films have left both critics and fans unfulfilled. Having become too known for having a twist from his first film, the director has continuously tried to recapture that same glory and now it feels like everyone is expecting he have a new trick. However, even with negative reviews you can’t argue that when he has gone the low budget route he has mostly made money and garnered him at least enough good attention to get more funding. This is, however, his first film announced in quite some time with no distribution deal ahead of time so he may be planning to take it on the independent circuit.
What do you think of M. Night Shyamalan returning to low budget horror? Do the few plot details that we’ve been given have you intrigued? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Rope of Silicon