The Other Reviews
The creepy story of twins at a quiet farmhouse during the summer, we follow the increasingly unsettling occurrences that begin to plague the family and neighbors, all of it traceable back to these freaky little boys.
Well worth a rental.
There are themes in this movie no modern horror movie would touch (the barrel scene).
The Omen came a few years later, The Omen is basically The Other mixed with Final Destination (which came many years later).
A movie you should watch twice to catch everything, as it is very subtle and well acted.
Directed by Mulligan (To Kill a Mockingbird)it it incredibly detailed and authentic in its portrayal of 1930's Americana.
It is a story about evil twin boys set in the 1920's or so. The boys appear to be normal boys with a playful imagination ... And then people start dying.
The direction is good and the screenplay is wonderfully written by the Author of the Novel. The cinematography is not very good and some of the acting is hit and miss.
John Ritter has a small role in this film. He is a very young 24 years old. Uta Hagen, the noted stage actress who had a few roles in TV and film, is wonderful as the boy's Grandmother.
One thing to note is that this movie appeared before the Exorcist and The Omen. The Other is not as graphic as either of those two films, but it is just as suspenseful.