Genre Trauma in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

Split explores possibilities inherent to the narrative design of ‘psychological horror,’ studying the ways in which that genre’s patterns offer insights into human behavior. In doing so, the film also undoes assumptions about ‘normal’ versus ‘abnormal’ psychology, devoting much of its runtime to an assessment of what makes one ‘different,’ and how society’s practices of marginalization cause immense damage.”

Read the full review in MUBI Notebook.

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