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See No Evil (2006)



Critic Consensus: See No Evil is packed with cliches from countless other teen slasher films, making for a predictable, scare-free waste of time.

Movie Info

A ragtag group of juvenile delinquents assigned the task of cleaning up an abandoned hotel find out just how deadly community service can be when they are stalked by a monstrous, four-hundred-pound maniac with a grudge in director Gregory Dark's wrestling-infused survival horror flick. It was a mere four years ago that seven-foot menace Jacob Goodnight (WWE superstar Kane) was shot in the head and left for dead by a local police officer. But Jacob wasn't going down that easy. With a steel plate subsequently attached to his skull and ten razor-sharp fingernails ready to scrape grey matter from the skulls of his victims, Jacob retreated to the abandoned Blackwell Hotel, where he resided in the darkened, rotting hallways while planning his ultimate revenge. As fate would have it, Jacob wouldn't have to go far to satiate his raging bloodlust, though, and as the unsuspecting teens make their way through the crumbling corridors of the once-luxurious inn guided by the very same policeman who fired that misguided bullet years earlier, the notorious killer sharpens his nails, stalks his prey, and prepares for a little payback. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong gruesome violence and gore throughout, language, sexual content and some drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Dan Madigan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 28, 2006
Box Office: $15.0M
Lionsgate Films - Official Site


Glenn 'Kane' Jacobs
as Jacob Goodnight
Christina Vidal
as Christine
Steven Vidler
as Williams
Cecily Polson
as Margaret
Luke Pegler
as Michael
Tiffany Lamb
as Hannah Anders
Sam Cotton
as Young Jacob
Annalise Woods
as Young Girl
Zoe Ventura
as Eyeless Woman
Zoe Ventoura
as Eyeless Woman
Annaliese Woods
as Young Girl
Tim McDonald
as Officer No. 1
Terry McDonald
as Officer 1
Trent Huen
as Officer No. 2
Matthew Okine
as Officer No. 3
Jason Chong
as News Reporter
Greg Skipper
as Bus Driver
Zoe Ventoura
as Eyeless Woman
Glen Jacobs
as Jacob Goodnight
as Jacob Goodnight
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Critic Reviews for See No Evil

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (16)

Although much blood is spilled and splattered, precious little suspense is generated during See No Evil.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Top Critic

If there were an award for mangiest set decoration, See No Evil -- a routine slasher film set in a condemned hotel -- might cop it.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The gilt-and-grime setting is eerily atmospheric, and screenwriter Dan Madigan has a nicely sick sense of humor.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

See No Evil is proficient junk, which makes it something of an improvement over recent horrors like An American Haunting.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Nasty yet taut slice-and-dice-'em horror flick.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The dull and tedious splatter-fest See No Evil is, sadly, not even half as intriguing as its skuzzy pedigree.

Full Review… | January 22, 2010
Baltimore City Paper

Audience Reviews for See No Evil

Looking at the trailer, See No Evil looked like a film that could really be an awesome, exciting and well crafted Slasher film. Unfortunately despite great kill sequences, the film fails in really having anything else going for it, and the result is a mediocre to decent affair that just doesn't live up to what it could have been. The film does boast some great effects, but it's not enough to redeem the sheer lack of substance in the film's plot. Another thing that sinks the film is the bland, wooden performances by its cast of amateur actors. This is just a forgettable film, one that if the script would have been rewritten and the cast better chosen would surely be a good Slasher yarn. See No Evil doesn't stand out and it's a film that just doesn't have what it takes to really be a fun, entertaining thrill ride that will appeal to horror fans. If you're looking for a great film here, you won't find it. In the last few years there has be a resurgence in the Slasher genre and there has been quite a few good films to be made, but See No Evil isn't one of them, the film is not sure what it tries to accomplish, and there are a few effective ideas here, but as a whole the film just falls apart due to lacking elements. If you really want a great recent Slasher outing, I would recommend the Hatchet Trilogy and the Laid to Rest films, though low budget picture they retained the old school vibe of the genre, and added a modern twist to it that made them the most exciting, thrilling and awesome Slasher films since the 80's. Although I can appreciate the kill sequences in See No Evil, as they are well done and gory the way it's supposed to be, this one just doesn't have anything to make this a worthy recommendations. Once you've seen it, you'll likely forget about it, though not the worst recent Slasher, it sure isn't the best either.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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½ was kane...but that's not enough

Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

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