James McAvoy’s 23 personalities

Split 2016 – Film Review

A psychological horror film starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley about a man with severe dissociative identity disorder


Over the weekend, a friend and I went to view Split, a horror which had us on the edge of our seats for the whole time and left our heads in all different places at the end (in the way that we were demanding a sequel as soon as possible because we were hooked)

To sum up the story, three teenage girls are kidnapped by a man who has been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder and holds 23 distinct personalities within one, Kevin Wendell Crumb. The girls must try and escape before a frightful new 24th is released as they are an important part of it being discovered.

You cant take your eyes away for 2 seconds or even blink! Something is always happening! Claire manages to escape for a few minutes through the ceiling but is then caught again and placed into a seperate room, Marcia is then in another room so all the girls are separated, Hedwig tried helping so much by giving Casey the walkie-talkie but it makes you so anxious when he does because of course its never going to go to plan, Kevin’s psychiatrist is too innocent and all she wants to do is help but then the worst happens and you could probably cry, when Casey finds the video entries at the end so you are able to meet characters in a personal way and its crazy how they are played to be all so different inside one body and that it works?? AND THEN there is the story behind Casey, explains why ‘The Beast’ didn’t come after her but when the police find her it’d made clear she doesn’t want to go back to live with her uncle, so does she go back or not?? AND the guy in the cafe, who is he? how many personalities does he have? what has he done?

All is so exciting to find out!!

We both recommend the film and think it is a FIVE STAR
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