Stir of Echoes ★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Stir of Echoes is sort of remembered as the movie that came out the same year as The Sixth Sense and ended up being the noticeably less successful supernatural thriller of the two. I think the association I had between the two led me to assume it had a similar big twist but it doesn’t really. Instead it’s a fairly straightforward ghost story, albeit one where the ghost communicates using a sort of telepathy rather than the usual paranormal encounters you usually see in haunted house movies. The big problem here is probably Kevin Bacon, who’s certainly a good actor but a somewhat inconsistent one and this is maybe a good example of why he doesn’t always get leading roles. He adopts this strange voice for the movie which I think is supposed to sound blue collar but which just seems kind of odd. The movie ultimately doesn’t do a whole lot to set itself apart from the pack, but it’s certainly enjoyable enough.