Friday, October 30, 2015
See No Evil
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.