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See No Evil (DVD)
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See No Evil (DVD)
Advantages: Its something different, lots of killings and Kane is in it!
Disadvantages: Story is a little weak and the acting isn't the best!
== SEE NO EVIL ==
See No Evil is a 2006 horror film produced by WWE Films and stars WWE superstar Kane (Glenn Jacobs). See No Evil is the first major film release by WWE Films and in my opinion one of the better movies from the company. See No Evil is like a lot of the survival horror slasher movies but features Kane a normal but deformed killer who likes to take the eyes of his victims or just brutally kill them by any way possible. The movie was also released by Lions Gate Entertainment. The actual DVD for the film was released November 2006.
=== STORY ===
Two police officers by the name of Frank Williams (Steven Vidler) and Blaine (Corey Parker Robinson) enter what seems to be an abandoned house only to find that a young woman has been held captive and her eyes ripped out of her. The young woman is still alive but Blaine is brutally butchered by an unknown overgrown man with an axe. The unknown man now turns his intentions to Frank but luckily Frank manages to fight him off by putting a bullet in his chest but the only downside for Frank is that the man has severed his arm. Four years later Frank takes a group of delinquents to clean up an abandoned hotel ready for it to be turned into a homeless shelter. The only downside is Jacob Goodnight (unknown psychopath) is living in the rotting hotel and doesn't take too kindly to guests and sets out to kill them all.
=== WHAT WAS IT LIKE?? ===
To be honest I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed the movie. Its obviously not the best movie ever because most wrestlers that go into films turn out to be pretty bad actors. But I was surprised and feel Kane did fairly well even though he never said a single word but he definitely looked the part with his deformed and scary look. Also the killings in the movie were quite enjoyable from a horror fans point of view. I did feel they came too close together and at the wrong times. One of the better parts to this movie is the fact that it never really had a main role and it always left me guessing who was going to get killed next. I didn't think too much to the story and felt it seemed a little ridiculous at times but there are far more worse horror films out there. Overall I enjoyed it and think its one of the better psycho horror films out there and its a bonus for a WWE fan with the addition of Kane.
=== SPECIAL EFFECTS & SOUNDTRACK ===
The special effects are few and far between and to be honest sometimes they are really good but other times they look so fake and very unrealistic. For example most of the kills look fantastic in terms of effects but there are a few that don't look right and you can tell that they are fake. Also another thing that was disappointing is the effects for Kane when hes in a bit of trouble (you will know at the right time without me giving too much away) as it looks slightly ridiculous and you can tell its computer generated. Also the soundtrack to the movie isn't anything special but it does feature a few scenes in the movie with some decent songs. Music includes tracks from Slipknot, Creed, Metallica, Rammstein, David Banner, Korn and a few more. I just don't think heavy metal music fits in with this movie at all that well.
=== CHARACTERS/ PERFORMANCES ===
I have to start by saying Kane's character Jacob Goodnight is a fantastic character and a really scary looking psychopath. He is by far the best character in the film and possibly the best performer even without lines Glenn Jacobs (Kane) looks scary and damn right freaky. The rest of the characters are okay but nothing special and that's probably why its hard to work out who the main character is. They all give an average performance though but it doesn't affect the film too much. The movie also stars Samantha Noble, Christina Vidal, Michael J. Pagan, Luke Pegler and a few others. The movie doesn't feature anybody really well known either.
=== THE DIRECTOR ===
See No Evil wasn't directed by anyone major but the guy who directed the movie is Gregory Dark who was born on July 12, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. He has done lots of work for roles such as film producer, music video director and screenwriter as well as movie director. See No Evil was Gregory Dark's first major directing role and in fair he has done really well. He also directed Little Fish, Strange Pond but other than that nothing really massive. So overall hes an average director but this is definitely his best work so far to date.
=== HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO SIMILAR MOVIES?? ===
There are endless amounts of these types of movies and 9/10 they end up with the same outcome over and over again and sometimes it gets a little boring. See No Evil is like many of those movies but it definitely offers something different. Its a little bit like movies such as Friday The 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream and even House Of Wax. I would say the movie is most like a mixture of Friday The 13th and Scream. I do feel this has enough to be one of the best in my eyes and I really like it. Its definitely better than most the movies I have mentioned but Friday The 13th edges it for me but this is definitely a movie worth watching. The story is similar in all of these movies but this has possibly the weakest and one of the weakest casts.
=== FINAL THOUGHT ===
So See No Evil is it worth buying/seeing? Yes definitely. If you like a good horror movie with lots of blood, gore and a crazy psychopath then this is a must watch because it has all those and offers even more. Okay so its not the best story ever but almost everything else makes up for that but in all fairness its not the worst story ever. The movie starts of with action then takes a break for about half and hour but after that its action to the end and to be honest it works well. If you don't like scary movies or movies that have lots of violence and blood then its probably best to avoid this.
Overall I think its a great horror movie and definitely one of my favourites but that could be because I'm a fan of Kane and WWE. I would give the movie a very reasonable 7/10!
Certificate: 18. The movie contains strong language, violence, blood and gore throughout.
Runtime: 84 minutes (could of been a little longer)!
Review also on Ciao under the username: MrBrightside1987!
Summary: A gruesome horror movie with WWE superstar Kane!