Though M. Night Shyamalan is riding high from the box office success of his latest flick The Last Airbender, I for one am still suffering post traumatic stress from the sheer wretchedness of several of his previous films (read: The Happening, Signs, The Village, etc.). Needless to say, when the trailer for his latest film Devil hit the web today, I cringed. So now we've got a few unsuspecting civilians trapped in an elevator with none other than the Devil himself (or herself?). Seeing this, I've decided to write a a list of requirements for future Shyamalan films below:
1. If you're going to have a plot twist, let it actually be twisted, not silly.
2. Don't play your audience for fools. There's no coming back from that.
3. No more aliens! Enough said.
4. Stop trying to scare your audience. We're more annoyed than scared.
5. Know that The Sixth Sense was great because you didn't commit any of the previous four sins.
Should you dare see it, Devil hits theaters September 17.