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after_IN
being_BEG
hypnotized_VBN
,_,
a_DT
man_NN
believes_VBZ
there_RB
is_BEZ
a_DT
ghost_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
house_NN
._.
the_DT
review_NN
two_CD
low-key_JJ
summer_NN
horror_NN
films_NNS
have_HV
become_VBN
surprise_NN
financial_JJ
successes_NNS
this_DT
year_NN
:_:
the_DT
blair_NN
witch_NN
project_NN
and_CC
the_DT
sixth_OD
sense_NN
._.
each_DT
has_HVZ
made_VBN
well_RB
over_IN
$_???
100_CD
million_NN
in_IN
north_NN
america_NP
,_,
based_VBN
on_IN
a_DT
combination_NN
of_IN
strong_JJ
word_NN
of_IN
mouth_NN
and_CC
clever_JJ
advertising_NN
._.
if_CS
a_DT
film_NN
's_POS
box_NN
office_NN
take_VB
were_BED
based_VBN
primarily_RB
on_IN
its_PP$
quality_NN
,_,
stir_NN
of_IN
echoes_NNS
would_MD
join_VB
blair_NN
and_CC
sense_NN
in_IN
grossing_VBG
far_RB
more_DT
money_NN
than_CS
expected_VBN
,_,
for_IN
it_PP
is_BEZ
as_IN
scary_JJ
,_,
if_CS
not_XNOT
scarier_JJ
than_CS
the_DT
other_JJ
two_CD
._.
writer_NN
/_SYM
director_NN
david_NP
koepp_???
has_HVZ
given_JJ
artisan_NN
entertainment_NN
,_,
the_DT
folks_NNS
who_WP
distributed_VBD
blair_NN
witch_NN
a_DT
second_NN
creepy_JJ
hit_NN
._.
the_DT
story_NN
gets_VBZ
going_VBG
after_IN
tom_NP
witzky_NP
(_(
bacon_NP
)_)
,_,
an_DT
average_JJ
blue-collar_JJ
dad_NN
,_,
gets_VBZ
hypnotized_JJ
by_IN
his_PP$
wife_NN
maggie_NP
's_POS
(_(
erbe_???
)_)
sister_NN
lisa_NP
(_(
douglas_NP
)_)
at_IN
a_DT
party_NN
._.
while_CS
the_DT
hypnosis_NN
goes_VBZ
as_IN
expected_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
party-goers_NNS
,_,
it_PP
triggers_VBZ
something_PN
in_IN
tom_NP
's_POS
head_NN
._.
things_NNS
begin_VB
to_IN
change_NN
around_IN
him_PP
(_(
blinking_VBG
red_JJ
lights_NNS
let_VB
off_RP
a_DT
strange_JJ
hum_NN
,_,
for_IN
example_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
fights_VBZ
to_IN
stay_NN
in_IN
control_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
senses_NNS
._.
where_CS
these_DT
experiences_NNS
take_VB
tom_NP
,_,
maggie_NP
and_CC
their_PP$
son_NN
jake_NP
(_(
cope_VB
)_)
,_,
who_WP
tom_NP
thinks_VBZ
might_NN
have_HV
some_DT
answers_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
down_RP
a_DT
dark_JJ
path_NN
that_CS
will_MD
scare_VB
and_CC
disturb_VB
you_PP
._.
david_NP
koepp_???
keeps_VBZ
the_DT
action_NN
localized_VBD
;_;
the_DT
majority_NN
of_IN
the_DT
action_NN
takes_VBZ
place_NN
at_IN
tom_NP
's_POS
house_NN
or_CC
just_RB
down_RP
the_DT
street_NN
._.
by_IN
keeping_VBG
things_NNS
at_IN
home_NN
,_,
koepp_???
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
proceed_VB
without_IN
having_HVG
to_TO
resort_NN
to_IN
any_DT
clumsy_JJ
segues_NNS
(_(
montages_NNS
of_IN
driving_VBG
down_RP
roads_NNS
as_IN
we_PP
move_VB
from_IN
one_CD
city_NN
to_IN
another_DT
etc_RB
._.
)_)
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
the_DT
dread_NN
and_CC
spookiness_NN
of_IN
stir_NN
of_IN
echoes_NNS
are_BER
frequently_RB
interrupted_VBN
by_IN
moments_NNS
of_IN
levity_NN
._.
humour_NN
can_MD
take_VB
the_DT
tension_NN
away_RB
from_IN
a_DT
scene_NN
faster_RBR
than_CS
any_DT
shoddy_JJ
special_JJ
effect_NN
or_CC
poor_JJ
acting_JJ
._.
several_DT
tense_JJ
moments_NNS
become_VB
completely_RB
diffused_JJ
by_IN
a_DT
few_DT
misplaced_JJ
jokes_NNS
._.
also_RB
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
plot_NN
developments_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
left_VBN
unresolved_JJ
,_,
though_CS
to_IN
mention_NN
them_PP
would_MD
be_BE
to_IN
give_VB
too_RB
much_DT
away_RB
._.
kevin_NP
bacon_NP
handles_VBZ
the_DT
duel_NN
task_NN
of_IN
playing_VBG
an_DT
everyman_NN
and_CC
a_DT
man_NN
losing_VBG
his_PP$
sanity_NN
admirably_RB
._.
his_PP$
total_JJ
lack_NN
of_IN
understanding_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
is_BEZ
happening_VBG
to_TO
him_PP
is_BEZ
believable_JJ
,_,
as_CS
are_BER
the_DT
reactions_NNS
from_IN
his_PP$
wife_NN
maggie_NP
._.
kathryn_NP
erbe_???
is_BEZ
given_JJ
a_DT
role_NN
meatier_RBR
and_CC
better_RBR
written_VBN
than_CS
that_DT
of_IN
most_DT
"_"
wife_NN
who_WP
can_MD
no_RB
longer_RBR
handle_VB
her_PP$
husband_NN
"_"
parts_NNS
._.
while_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
still_RB
a_DT
supporting_JJ
role_NN
,_,
her_PP$
maggie_NP
is_BEZ
moving_VBG
as_IN
she_PP
watches_VBZ
both_RB
her_PP$
husband_NN
and_CC
her_PP$
son_NN
enter_VB
what_WDT
she_PP
calls_VBZ
"_"
a_DT
private_JJ
club_NN
that_CS
i'm_???
not_XNOT
invited_VBN
to_IN
"_"
,_,
where_CS
they_PP
whisper_NN
about_IN
things_NNS
all_PDT
day_NN
long_JJ
._.
as_CS
jake_NP
,_,
zachary_JJ
cope_NP
equals_NNS
the_DT
performance_NN
of_IN
haley_NP
joel_???
osment_NN
in_IN
the_DT
sixth_OD
sense_NN
,_,
but_CC
gets_VBZ
less_DT
screen_NN
time_NN
._.
both_RB
children_NNS
manage_VB
the_DT
same_DT
trick_NN
,_,
making_VBG
the_DT
audience_NN
creeped_VBD
out_RP
by_IN
their_PP$
apparent_JJ
acceptance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
way_NN
things_NNS
are_BER
._.
fans_NNS
of_IN
blair_NN
and_CC
sixth_OD
sense_NN
will_MD
almost_RB
surely_RB
love_NN
stir_NN
of_IN
echoes_NNS
._.
it_PP
combines_VBZ
the_DT
dread_NN
of_IN
blair_NN
,_,
a_DT
creepy_JJ
closed-in_???
feel_NN
thanks_NNS
to_IN
cinematographer_NN
fred_NP
murphy_NP
and_CC
great_JJ
performances_NNS
by_IN
the_DT
whole_JJ
cast_NN
,_,
specifically_RB
bacon_NP
,_,
to_IN
give_VB
the_DT
fall_NN
its_PP$
first_OD
genuine_JJ
scary_JJ
film_NN
._.
if_CS
only_RB
they_PP
had_HVD
let_VBN
up_RP
on_IN
the_DT
unneeded_JJ
funny_JJ
bits_NNS
and_CC
tweaked_VBD
the_DT
plot_NN
a_DT
bit_NN
more_DT
,_,
this_DT
could_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
's_POS
best_JJS
._.