My favourite film aged 12: The Sixth Sense
M Night Shyamalan’s ghost story terrified me to my teenage core – and ignited a love for clever storytellingRead all the other My favourite film choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI turned 12 in 1999.
As a pre-teen, most of these went over my head – I was just starting to dip my toe in the world of adult cinema.
Like most of my peers, I had been illicitly smuggled into Titanic the previous year despite its 12 certificate.
Buoyed by that experience, I had my sights trained on a 15 rating, so I took on The Sixth Sense, bracing myself for “moderate horror”.“Moderate horror” is probably a fair assessment given that there’s no depravity or gore in the film
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