Tell me a story about why you're sad.
#11 of 31 days of Halloween
The Sixth Sense is tragedy masquerading as horror. It's the disconnection of loss and heartbreak refracted through a ghost story. It's everything a story about specters can and should be.
What allows Shyamalan's pitch perfect masterpiece to hold up upon repeat viewings, long after the twist has been revealed and enshrined in our cultural imagination, is how he uses it to inform the emotional content of…