Stir of Echoes Reviews
Lackluster movie, very little suspense, bad screenplay
A man and his wife have a special little boy that sees a ghost in the house they live in. Meanwhile, the wife's sister believes in the ability to hypnotize and the husband allows himself to be her target at a party. Beginning that night he can see the same ghost as his son. The father and son work together to release the ghost from their property.
"I don't want to talk about this because it scares mom."
David Koepp, director of Secret Window, Premium Rush, Ghost Town, The Trigger Effect, and Mortdecai, delivers Stir of Echoes. The storyline for this movie is very interesting. There are many dark and eerie scenes and the characters are interesting. The cast includes Kevin Bacon, Kathryne Erbe, Illeana Douglas, Zachary David Cope, and Kevin Dunn.
"He'll stick it in a bowl of soup if it's warm."
I came across this on Netflix recently and decided to give it a viewing for the first time in a long time. I liked it better now than when I had previous watched this. It was entertaining and fun to watch unfold. This is clever and does have some unique elements. This is a must see for fans of the horror genre.
"They're going to kill you."
Saw this on 20/5/15
Stir of Echoes, a catchy name is what attracted me to this derivative and unoriginal movie. Those who expect a supernatural film like Frailty(2003), Fallen(1998) and Angel Heart(1987) must know that this is a total failure as a horror film. Kevin Bacon gives an above average performance (far from his best) in a movie that does no justice to him at all. It surrounds bacon with an ineffective horror story and some scenario that resemble The Shining. It however manages to achieve some pace by the end, but that's not enough.