Chicago telephone lineman Tom Witzkey (Bacon) is hypnotized at a party by his sister-in-law (Douglas) and begins seeing the ghost of a neighborhood girl murdered years before. He comes to the discovery that he is a Receiver--one who is able to see spirits. Now in possession of knowledge he never wanted to know, Tom struggles through his daily existence plagued by these newly-acquired supernatural visions while attempting to retain his sanity.
Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is an ordinary guy whose life later becomes complicated. During a get together at a block party, he talks his sister-in-law Lisa (Illeana Douglas) into hypnotizing him. She pulls it off and places a post hypnotic suggestion in Tom to make him more open-minded. She doesn't realize this leads to opening a mental door that allows him to somewhat communicate with the dead. Tom is soon hounded by a spirit that wants something really bad.-summary When … more
Pros: moments of instant goosebumps, realism Cons: that shudder-worthy fingernail scene! The Bottom Line: "Does it hurt to be dead?" Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is just an average Chicago Joe working hard as a telephone lineman to make ends meet for his family. Wife, Maggie (Kathryn Erbe), and clever young Jake (Zachary David Cope) have settled in nicely, … more