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A great gruesome grab!
See No Evil (DVD)
Member Name: abbiej1711
See No Evil (DVD)
Advantages: Kept me watching, great gruesome scenes, not predictable.
Disadvantages: None!- Although not for the fainthearted!
When I first saw this movie, I was tempted to hide behind a pillow and bite my nails! But the second time around I was able to properly enjoy it as I knew when the jumpy parts were coming!
*About the film
See no evil appeared in 2006, it runs for 84 minutes and stars Glenn Jacobs which I have only recently learnt is a famous wrestler! Although believe it or not, I guessed this straight away as he certainly fits the part!
This film is generally about a group of people- about teen age, although probably early twenties who are all in prison for different reasons. This group are chosen to help out at an old abandoned building to 'restore it'. Although the group are being taken to more than just an abandoned building, as it turns out to be the home of a mad man who has a thing for eyeballs.
The teens skills are challenged as they bind together to survive the horrific ordeal.
Throughout this film, I was never able to guess who would come out on top and make it out alive. Usually I find it easy to take a guess, but what I like about this film is that I never knew what was coming next, and I was surprised throughout.
The film is listed as a horror/thriller genre, which I can't argue with- it is definitely that! I wouldn't describe this film as being scary or something which would cause you to lose sleep over, although it is extremely gruesome and there are some scenes which could definitely make a few stomachs churn!
This film carries a 18 listing and it definitely makes the most of it, every killing is gruesome and shocking. I never used to be a horror loving sort of girl, but this movie comes tops out of all the horrors I have seen, as I think it does a great job of including all of the blood and gore which horror lovers want, without it being too over the top or boring.
The film is fast paced throughout and keeps you on edge, there is a twist to the film which makes it all the more dramatic towards the end! And I thought the flashbacks to the mad man's childhood really helped the audience feel involved with the characters. I actually started to feel sympathy towards Kane's character and it helped me to understand the reasons and motives behind the killings, without them just being random killings as you'd normally get with other films.
I really enjoyed the characters in this film, I found they fit the roles perfectly and the acting was brilliant throughout. There are many horrific scenes which require a decent level of acting to pull off, but I didn't think this film was at all 'cheesy' or too much, I really enjoyed it all!
The characters from the girls prison fit well with the characters from the boys prison, and I thought the film did well at using a range of personalities. Although all the teens are from prison, It was easy to forget and just think you are watching a film with a bunch of kids off the street.
The cast list is;
Glenn Jacobs- Jacob Goodnight as Kane
Christina Vidal as Christine
Michael J. Pagan as Tye
Samantha Noble as Kira
Steven Vidler as Williams
Cecily Polson as Margaret
Luke Pegler as Michael
Rachael Taylor as Zoe
Penny McNamee as Melissa
Craig Horner as Richie
Mikhael Wilder as Russell
Tiffany Lamb as Hannah
Sam Cotton as Young Jacob
Cory Robinson as Blaine
There were a few characters which I thought were familiar from other films, although none which I could say were that popular from my memory. Although don't let the casting list put you off, the characters are fantastic in my view and they all played each part really well!
The main character- Kane, is the mad man who carries out all the gruesome killings, and I think he fits the role perfectly! I read previously somebody complaining that he only said a few words throughout the film? I don't understand why this would be taken as a bad point to the movie? I personally think this characters no talking role makes him all the more freaky! When he says his line 'I see the sin', it comes as a shock and makes more of an impact! Besides, what more would he say? 'Die, girl die'? Wouldn't that make it cheesy?
I am really trying to defend this movie, as I honestly think it's worth watching.
*How it differs from other horrors.
As the film is based almost completely within one building, I expected it to get a little boring as like the film 'buried' I wanted to just fall to sleep! But the building in this film is very large and it is split effectively between 4 main areas- the downstairs, main middle section and the top out of bounds section, along with the outside courtyard and the killings are balanced between all of these areas.
I think this film differs between others I've seen as it enables the audience to get to know the killers character more and be able to understand why he targets the teens, and his actions towards some of the characters. Being able to get to know some of his background also enables the audience to feel sympathetic towards the killer which adds and edge to the film.
The gruesome scenes in this film are amazingly done, with fantastic special effects and there is not one point which made me think the scene was fake. My favourite scene was the killer sticking in his fingers and smoothly plucking out the eyeballs of one guy, as there is only one scene which clearly shows this and I thought they pulled it off really well! I obviously don't know what a ripped out eyeball looks like, so I can't comment on whether it looked real or not, but it definitely had me fooled!
I didn't think the film was at all predictable throughout, I could never guess who'd be next to die and every killing was different which I thought made the film even better.
We picked this up cheap second hand from Cex, but it can be bought for a very reasonable price from;
Play.com for £1.76 used or £4.19 New
Amazon for £1.30 used or £3.40 New
I never like to pay too much for DVDs, as once I've watched them, I never normally watch them again, although I definitely thought this film deserved a second watch!
I would definitely recommend this film! If you love horrors and gore, it is worth the watch! If you don't like gruesome scenes and thrillers, then you won't enjoy it.
This film is more gore than blood, which I love as I think too much blood can easily make films look fake!
The price you can grab this for is fantastic! What's to lose?
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Summary: Worth a buy!