Friday, October 30, 2015

See No Evil

(2006)

I picked this one up in the 2 dollar bin at Rasputin because pro-wrestler Kane plays the murderer and pro-wrestling is one of my guilty pleasures. See No Evil is a fairly straightforward slasher released at the height of the Saw craze, so it features the squalor color palette that was ubiquitous for several years. Kane plays Jacob Goodnight, a psychopathic axe-murderer with the lovely habit of ripping out eyeballs. Four years after being dismembered by Kane, a police officer escorts a group of inmates to clean an uncleanable abandoned hotel. Predictably this is the very same location where the Big Red Machine has made his home.

I don’t have much to say about it other than that I enjoyed it far more than I probably should have. An abandoned hotel makes an excellent backdrop, Kane makes a fine brute, and prison inmates make great victims. Like the classic 80’s slashers it’s nearly impossible not to root for the bad guy. Octopunk mentioned a fiendishly clever death involving a fire hose in his seven year old review. I second that, and would like to mention another death involving the forced consumption of an object one uses every day. Take it or leave it.

4 comments:

Catfreeek said...

These kind of films truly become all about the uniqueness of the deaths. It sounds like a fun romp on a lazy night while suffering Horrorthon burnout.

I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with the participation this year we usually suffer a lag towards the end of the month but the reviews have been steady. Great job fellow thonners!

AC said...

Not my cup of tea but glad you enjoyed this one!

JPX said...

Somehow I missed seeing your review of this! It sounds like a standard slasher with a little extra spice. It's interesting to see horror trends come and go.

Octopunk said...

I remember this but I can't remember the fire hose death I made such a fuss over, dammit! My brain is old.

Good work on the steady reviews, folks! Wish I could be patting myself on the back too, but no.