Split

Split

Within the process of watching an M. Night Shyamalan film, there exists a parallel and simultaneous process of searching for its inevitable twist. This has been true of every film the writer-director has made since his surprise smash debut, “The Sixth Sense,” nearly two decades ago. We wonder: How will he dazzle us? What clues should we be searching for? Will it actually work this time? Split is a 2016 American psychological horror-thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film is a supervillain origin story set in the Unbreakable universe and is the second installment in the trilogy. The film stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley, and follows Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with 23 different personalities who kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls in an isolated underground facility.