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See No Evil (2006)

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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.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Goodnight (as Kane)
Cecily Polson ...
Mikhael Wilder ...
Tiffany Lamb ...
Cory Robinson ...


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

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You Don't Know Evil: Unless You See It. 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 »

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Release Date:

19 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eye Scream Man  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$15,019,200 (USA) (30 June 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


All the scenes on the moving bus were done against a green screen. See more »


In the movie they explain that there was a fire on the penthouse level, and you can see that in the scenes, but if there were in fact a fire, the wiring would not be able to hold a current without shorting, yet there are lights on in the penthouse. See more »


News Reporter: It's, it's indescribable. This, this horrific crime scene where a rookie officer has been savagely hacked to death at this dilapidated residence...
News Reporter 2: In what authorities have described as a gruesome crime scene. Two officers entered this abandoned building earlier this afternoon. What they found inside is simply too grisly to obtain.
News Reporter 3: This young officer who lost his lide in this attack has not been identified, pending notification of next of kin.
News Reporter 2: Williams risked his own life to rescue the young ...
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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 »


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A decent by-the-numbers slasher film
14 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Eight teen convicts are brought to the abandoned Blackwell Hotel to clean it out as community service. They soon discover that it's the residence of a hulking psychopath (Kane) who has a thing for pulling out and collecting eyeballs. It doesn't help that the guard watching over them (Steven Vidler) has had a previous run-in with the beast four years earlier.

A guilty pleasure of mine are slasher films. Most of them are poorly directed and acted but they still hold some appeal and entertainment value. See No Evil is a good example of this. It features atrocious writing and acting but the death scenes are pretty good and the movie proves to be entertaining. The premise sounds like a mixture between Friday the 13th, Saw 2 and Halloween: Resurrection. I really liked the idea but it didn't work out too well. It was really just a bunch of clichés and everything was predictable. Screenwriter Dan Madigan just focused on the death scenes and nothing else apparently. The death scenes themselves are pretty good and gruesome. Director Gregory Dark did a good job with them and he came up with some creative kills.

The acting is pretty bland and unremarkable. This is because all of the characters are one dimensional and we don't know much about them. It was hard to feel for these people because they were pretty unlikable. Kane is surprisingly mediocre. I was expecting his on screen presence to be scarier but he didn't do that good of a job. A second rate Jason Voorhees, if you will. The rest of the actors are relatively unknown and this film will probably neither help nor hurt their careers.

While the death scenes are gory, they aren't necessary scary. There's really no suspense just some gory death scenes. Because of this, the movie doesn't hold much of a repeat value. Also, if you don't like slasher films then don't waste your time with this one. It will do little to change your opinion. In the end, See No Evil is a decent slasher film but it is generic and forgettable so it's not exactly worth watching. Rating 6/10

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