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See No Evil
This summer. Evil gets raw.
A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago -- band together to survive against the brutal killer.
A group of young delinquents are sent to clean up a dilapidated hotel when they get more than they bargained for in the shape of muscle-bound killer with an eye fetish. Produced by WWE Studios and featuring one of their own lumbering wrestlers, Glenn Jacobs (more commonly known as Kane), See No Evil is an uninspired slasher film populated by cardboard cutout characters and a serious lack of decent kills.
The film utilises a stock grimy aesthetic that has been used by every half-arsed DTV horror film of the past ten years. I assume it is supposed to look dark and creepy but it mainly just looks cheap and lazy. Beyond the novelty of seeing a wrestler butcher a group…
“Look into their eyes, can't you see the sin?”
-Margaret (Cecily Polson)
Once a good number of years ago a girl I knew told me one of her favourite horror movies was ‘See No Evil’. Now at that point in time I hadn’t heard of the 2006 horror film starring notorious WWF wrestler Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs, so I assumed that she was referring to the 1989 comedy film, See No Evil, Hear No Evil starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor; I thought it best not to flag up her error. Now though I see it was I that made the rather foolish mistake. In hindsight, all I can say is that she had horrible taste in horror movies (no offence…
Film #25 in my 31 Days of Horror
There's nothing wrong with casting wrestler Kane as the baddie in a Slasher. After all he's a big imposing looking guy and his ring persona is that of the Undertaker's more sinister brother. It's just a shame he's in a WWE Studios production.
The plot, such as it is, puts some young offenders on community service cleaning up an old abandoned hotel. The inevitable result is a standard modern slasher; everything is brown, the soundtrack is rubbish hip hop, and the camera can't keep still.
This is gabarge but if you're looking for positives it's only 85 minutes long, it's fast paced and there's a couple of inventive kills.
I'll probably watch the sequel tomorrow.
It took me forty-five minutes before I realized I'd seen this film before, that's how generic it is. "Surely I would have immediately recognized Rachael Taylor?" To its credit, however, as long as Transformers is around, See No Evil will never be her worst film.
Could someone remind me in future, that if I see a film endorsed by the main wrestling body, that I should just back away and not take a punt, please? But lo, I am here again, my love for a slasher ignores all of the alarm bells going off, and I put Andrea through yet another blunder of cinema.
From the start, I should have known that seeing as the main star of the film was wrestler Kane, that acting wasn't on anyone's agenda during casting. Yet, it was destined to be a group of un-likeable's facing the chop yet again. Every trope from the slasher back catalogue of stereotypes is represented here; the slut who gets eaten by wild…
I had no intention of watching See No Evil.
Not that I am too much of a snob to watch a WWE film, I loved The Condemned, it's just that I only watch films starring wrestlers I find (well, FOUND upto about 2004 when I stopped caring) interesting. I basically lumped Kane in with dull meat sacks like Big Show and John Cena.
But then the WWE went mad and gave the Soska twins the sequel.
Still I didn't much care.
Then they cast Chelan Simmons...and then Katharine Isabelle.
So with a future Day 1 Bluray purchase of See No Evil 2 already budgeted for, I needed to familiarise myself with the original.
Sadly...it's a bit of a turd.
Listen to my review of See No Evil here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/see-no-evil/id1120635458?i=1000371545027&mt=2
“I approached See No Evil, one of the first films produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, the same way I approach most WWE programming lately: with lowered, realistic expectations. No one expects character development, plot progression, or Academy Award winning performances from a WWE produced slasher flick helmed by a former porn director. We expect lots of gore & bad acting and, thankfully, this modern B movie delivers both in abundance.”
That's gotta be Kane!
Pretty good slasher flick starring Kane, from WWE. Better than expected. Some fairly brutal kills.
Sooooo this is a movie with a decent budget and that alone makes you think it deserves more stars. But it doesn't. It just doesn't. Also it made so much money so like WHAT THE FUCK DO I KNOW.
This movie is so frustrating. It actually starts out great with the opening scene then immediately turns into what you would expect watching a WWE film. The kills aren't half bad and Kane is pretty enjoyable as a villain. It's everyone else thats fucking dreadful and although the kills are decent the movie just drags.
Through horror cliches and crappy acting, it's Kane!
On film cover there's a review from LA Weekly: "Nasty yet taut slice-and-dice'em horror flick!" Well, it certainly was nasty. This is one of the most disgusting and crude films I've seen in a while.
A typical Lisongate Post-Saw slasher flick with grimy locales, shitty "protagonists," off-screen gore, and a laughable final kill.
I mean, the post-credits scene is a dog pissing into an eye-hole.
It took me few days to made it, but here it is- the biggest 2000's horror movies list ever.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…