5.1/10
22,053
180 user 126 critic

See No Evil (2006)

Trailer
0:47 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain - a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago - band together to survive against the brutal killer.

Director:

Writer:

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

See No Evil 2 (2014)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An undertaker's birthday party is interrupted when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead and proceeds to terrorize her and her friends.

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Stars: Glenn Jacobs, Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (Video 2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all.

Director: Joe Lynch
Stars: Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins, Texas Battle
Hatchet III (2013)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

Director: BJ McDonnell
Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan
Hatchet (2006)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore, Deon Richmond
Hatchet II (2010)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Marybeth escapes the clutches of the bayou-butcher Victor Crowley and returns to the swamp with an army of hunters and gunmen, determined to end Crowley's reign of horror once and for all.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A group of college students gets lost in a storm during their snowmobiling trip and takes shelter in an abandoned sanitarium which, unbeknown to them, is home to three deformed cannibals.

Director: Declan O'Brien
Stars: Jennifer Pudavick, Tenika Davis, Kaitlyn Leeb
Laid to Rest (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a Deranged Serial Murderer ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hall
Stars: Bobbi Sue Luther, Kevin Gage, Lena Headey
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Stars: Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

Director: Martin Weisz
Stars: Daniella Alonso, Jacob Vargas, Michael Bailey Smith
Wrong Turn I (2003)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

Director: Rob Schmidt
Stars: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An inheritance leads a young man and his friends to an abandoned resort inhabited by two sketchy caretakers and a clan of mutant cannibals.

Director: Valeri Milev
Stars: Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Aqueela Zoll
Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (Video 2008)
Crime | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

While driving to Las Vegas for the bachelor party of her sister Melissa and her fiancé Bobby, Kayla stops the car in the gas station to meet her date, Nik, a guy she met on the internet. ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Morneau
Stars: Nicki Aycox, Nick Zano, Laura Jordan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jacob Goodnight (as Kane)
...
...
Tye
...
...
Cecily Polson ...
...
...
Zoe
...
Melissa
...
Richie
Mikhael Wilder ...
Russell
...
...
Cory Robinson ...
Blaine
...
Edit

Storyline

While investigating a call in an abandoned house, Officer Frank Williams and a rookie find a woman brutally blinded, but they are attacked by a huge psychopath with an ax; the rookie is killed and Frank shoots the criminal in the head, but has a severed arm. Four years later, the mutilated Frank is relocated, working as a guard in the County Detention Center. Frank goes with some delinquents to the Blackwell Hotel, an abandoned place since a fire burnt the last two floors, with the purpose of cleaning the location, preparing it to work as a shelter for the homeless; in return, the criminals will have their sentences reduced. During the night, the inmate Kira who has some Christian tattoos on her body is kidnapped by the deranged serial-killer Kane who collects the eyes of his victims, while the rest of the group is attacked by the psychopath with his ax. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Eight Teens, One Weekend, One Serial Killer. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong gruesome violence and gore throughout, language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eye Scream Man  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,581,233 (USA) (19 May 2006)

Gross:

$15,019,200 (USA) (30 June 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Screenwriter Dan Madigan also wrote the novelization for this film. See more »

Goofs

While Jacob is trying to break open the elevator door with his axe, the chop marks are not only different on either side (interior/exterior) of the doors, but the interior also shows the axe marks disappearing and reappearing again. See more »

Quotes

Michael: You know... we're all alone up here.
Zoe: You remember when I said you could do better than Kira?
Michael: Uh huh.
Zoe: Well, I didn't mean *this* much better.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Among the end credits, after the cast and stunt list, there's a scene where a dog urinates in Jacob's empty eye socket See more »

Connections

Referenced in WWE Backlash (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Army of One
Written by Bob Mair, Don Reynolds & Joel Wachbrit
Performed by Donzelli
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the greatest comedies of all time... oh wait.
21 May 2006 | by (Montreal, QC) – See all my reviews

The first official release of World Wrestling Entertainment's film division is a pretty basic horror/slasher movie called "See No Evil" starring Kane, one of their big men wrestlers known for having an intimidating presence, hard-hitting moves, and one of the most convoluted backstories in wrestling. And let's not pull any punches here; while this movie is promoted as the greatest horror movie of all time (mostly by WWE), it goes without saying that after having seen this movie, I can confirm it as one of the greatest comedies of all time.

"See No Evil" sees a bunch of juvenile delinquents sent to a hotel so they can clean up. Of course, a monstrous murderer (played by Kane) also happens to be living in this hotel and we all know where that goes. Without giving away too much of the movie plot, this film has all the semblance and structure of an early-1980s slasher flick with most of the clichés intact, but without any of the scares that those films accompany. And that's sort of the main problem with "See No Evil". It tries so many of the tricks implied by its predecessors in the genre that it comes off as predictable; veteran horror fans will easily recognize some of the gimmicks ahead of time and even those who have only seen a few flicks should tell what happens next. It's too generic to be scary.

The movie's gory, no doubt, but it's only there for the effect. The dark atmosphere instilled in the movie gives off that feel of terror initially, but as you get towards the end, it somehow feels out of place and gets tiresome quickly. The death scenes don't come off as gory and horrific as much as they do laughable, although some of them are pretty inventive.

And the acting in this movie is pretty bad too, as the main characters aren't developed enough for us to care when they eventually do get axed. Some can't even portray fear properly; they just scream and cry in a vain effort to emote. So when they die, it only adds to the comedy because you don't care enough about them that you simply consider them the equivalent of Starfleet Redshirts to the monster Kane.

As for Kane, he simply portrayed his movie character the same way he portrays his wrestling character, only he uses axes and hooks instead of hellfire and brimstone. There's no doubt in my mind that Kane can be a great fixture in the horror genre. He has the look and presence for it; he just needs better material (specifically a script that isn't written by someone who writes wrestling shows) to work with.

Now, despite what may seem like a harsh review, I actually enjoyed the film. It's one of those laughably bad movies that you can't help but sit down and enjoy. My main gripe with the film, again, is that it's simply an exercise in filming gory kills and doesn't have any frightening or shock moments. I enjoyed it, but I enjoyed because it was easy for me to laugh off some of what was supposed to be scary moments in the movie. If that happens because it was supposed to be that way, the movie would have been rated higher. But it didn't. It got laughs because it's a B-movie and it doesn't help that the director's previous experiences was porn flicks and music videos; not exactly overcomplicated things to direct anyway. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it tremendously.

If you don't mind a fun B-movie or funny horror film, I'd highly recommend "See No Evil." If you are a true enthusiast of the genre, I'd wait until the DVD comes out before checking it out. Everyone else should probably go watch something else.


58 of 95 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is a weak 'R' rated movie killersim187
Abused as a child? Don't worry, when you grow up you'll be superhuman. oyvind_stromsvik
The Cell Phone. phenom991
HO_EL???? SN_mk4
Personally.. XxX-My-Immortal-XxX
If I wasn't a wuss or solngntnksallfish
Discuss See No Evil (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?