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See No Evil (Widescreen Edition) (2006)

A movie directed by Gregory Dark

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Like I Said Its Re-Run Season

  • May 23, 2008
Rating:
-3
Pros: Umm, none, well maybe Christina Vital

Cons: Everything else.

The Bottom Line: See No Evil will not be inducted into Horror Hall of Fame anytime soon, if ever, but Christina Vital is sure fun to watch.

Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.

Its re-run season, time to check out all of the movies you, or at least I, would have never seen, because let’s face it they are not very original, well acted, intelligent, or engaging. And they often traverse territory that has already been tread upon again and again. Such is the case with See No Evil (2006), starring Christina Vidal, younger sister of Lisa Vidal and WWE wrestling professional Kane (Glen Jacobs).

The Story

Produced by WWE Films, released and distributed by Lions Gate Films, and directed by heretofore pornographic film director Gregory Dark, See No Evil is the usually story of hacked and slashed teens, only this time the setting is an abandoned hotel in an un-named city.

The teens this time around are a group of juvenile delinquents who are sent to clean the hotel as part of a program to turn their sorry lives around. Unbeknownst to them, a very large psychopath by the name of Jacob Goodnight (Kane) is currently living and killing in the rotting hotel with his mother Margaret. This time there is a twist in the Jacob likes to remove his victims’ eyes before he kills them; blame his mother for torturing him throughout most of his sad life.

My Thoughts

It will come as no surprise the See No Evil opens to less than glowing reviews and that is box office take and stay were decidedly small. There is nothing new here folks, the plot has a been-there-done-that look and feel to it that is hard to ignore. The formula is old, but the teens are new, have an attitude and little else going for them, hence who cares if they all die a particularly ghoulish and sloppy death. I didn’t.

There is little in the way of plot development here and attempts to explain Jacobs’ psychosis are lame and trite. The rather gray and dignity hotel surroundings are scary, but it’s hard to believe the two adults in this farce, one an ex-cop, could be so stupid as to bring the teens to such a dump in the first place.

The acting was sub-par and even the attempts at sex between the teens is lame and boring. In short See No Evil will not be inducted into Horror Hall of Fame anytime soon, if ever, but Christina Vital is sure fun to watch.

Recommended:
No

Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: None of the Above
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age

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More See No Evil (2006) reviews
review by . November 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Half a star out of ****     "See No Evil" is a film that is violent, ugly, witless, and stupid. It isn't often that you come across a film this bland, yet here we are. As a horror fan, I was just genuinely angered by the weak, senseless treatment of the movie's narrative material; and to top it off, nothing else works in the slightest. It may get a small audience for one of its stars, Kane (a professional wrestler), but that's it. Otherwise, the whole thing is a mess; and I barely …
review by . January 24, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
The WWE's Kane makes his movie debut as something he's relatively comfortable playing: a monster of a man intent on pulverizing his victims. Had writer Dan Madigan left out the backstory and just let gore fans feast on the actions of Jacob Goodnight (Kane), this film would have been a decent, above-average gore-fest. However, there always has to be a reason for a killer molded in the form of Goodnight to exact his wicked fury on his victims. In this case, Goodnight has been convinced by his mother …
review by . January 02, 2007
The movie is wholly unoriginal. It is directed like a porno, edited like a Marylin Manson video and scripted like the Halloween episode of One Tree Hill. The scariest part of this movie is that it got made. So is it terrible? Not really. Because Kane does a good job in this role. He is given little to work with and thrust into a ridiculously amateurish production, but he is used to that too. Kane menaces the screen convincingly, and adds a human element to this killing machine. The expressive head …
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Produced by World Wrestling Entertainment mogul Vince McMahon,See No Evila standard-issue death-fest designed for maximum gross-out appeal, and in that sense it delivers the goods with crushed heads, multiple eye-gougings, throat-rippings and other grisly fates that gore fans will want to discover for themselves. If your idea of a good time is watching a mangy dog urinate into the vacant eye socket of a corpse, this is just the movie for you! In an attempt to create a new horror icon like Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees, former porno director Gregory Dark and less-than-stellar screenwriter Dan Madigan have dreamed up a routine plot that's hardly original, but deviously addictive to anyone who digs this kind of stuff: Eight troubled and not-very-bright teens, fresh out of a detention center, are given a second chance when they're taken to the decrepit, filthy Blackwell Hotel and told to clean the place up so it can be turned into a homeless shelter. What they don't know is that the hotel hides a secret, axe-wielding resident named Jacob Goodnight (played by WWE superstar Glen "Kane" Jacobs) who's got a knack for plucking the eyeballs from his hapless and ill-fated victims. He's basically an evil kid in the hulking body of a wrestler (call it type-casting, if you will), andSee No Evilis more sick than scary as Jacob does his handiwork, which includes the rather hilarious and grimly ironic dispatch of an animal rights activist, to name just one ...
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Director: Gregory Dark
Screen Writer: Dan Madigan
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2006
Runtime: 84 minutes
Studio: Lions Gate
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