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  • The student, however, has a different approach -- rather than having the authorities arrest Dussander, the neighbor, he instead blackmails the old man into telling him stories of the concentration camps


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      Apt Pupil is a chilling and frightening movie based on a novella by Stephen King. The novella, a long short story or mini novel, appeared in the book Differing Seasons. Although the screenwriters of the movie changed the ending, it was very faithful to the original story.

      In the story, a young high school student becomes convinced that his neighbor is a former Nazi who committed atrocities in a concentration camp or World War II. (The story takes place


      in the 1980s, when survivors of the concentration camps as well as those who ran the camps were still alive) most people, when convinced that a neighbor had done such heinous things, would want to contact the authorities and have them arrested. The student, however, has a different approach — rather than having the authorities arrest Dussander, the neighbor, he instead blackmails the old man into telling him stories of the concentration camps. Fascinated by the terrible violence, he ...

      • wants to know firsthand how bad it was. He gets the former Nazi to tell him every horrible detail of people‚Äôs suffering, wanting to know firsthand every detail of the suffering of the innocent concentration camp victims. As the boy dreams of being a Nazi commandant himself, he becomes drawn into a web of violence perpetrated by the elderly man. The former Nazi has a penchant for torturing small animals and soon progresses to people, drawing the boy
        into his crimes.

        The story is a terrifying character study about a boy’s descent into madness. It was very scary. It presented the darkest side of human nature in a powerful way. The movie was very scary, and it managed to be terrifying without graphic scenes of violence — except for one. It was a very disturbing movie, and stayed with me long after it was over. I feel it a justice of the novella, which was excellent and very terrifying.




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    Andrew Leither says :

    The student has a different approach. They usually do, even when it comes to real life. “Apt Pupil” sounds vaguely familiar, a great movie because we can all enjoy this movie and relate to it.

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