'Old' director M. Night Shyamalan on making horror from our fear of aging

'Old' director M. Night Shyamalan on making horror from our fear of aging

'Old' director M. Night Shyamalan on making horror from our fear of aging - Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later. Forget Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees — growing older is the boogeyman that scares moviegoers the most. And M. Night Shyamalan cannily exploits those collective fears in his latest spooky yarn, Old, in which a group of vacation-goers visit a beautiful tropical beach that has an unexpected side effect: rapid aging... extremely rapid aging. In a manner of hours, married couple Guy and Prisca (Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps) go from the cusp of 40 to the precipice of 50, while their children (Alexa Swinton and Luca Faustino Rodriguez) transform from pre-tweens into full-fledged teenagers. That premise is guaranteed to chill the blood of any parent... or child for that matter. But Shyamalan — who celebrates his 51st birthday in August — insists that he's not personally freaked out by the passing of time. "[Aging] doesn't actually scare me," the director tells Yahoo Entertainment. "I've had a weird relationship with aging because in school ... I looked so much …
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