See No Evil Movie Review
Kane - also known as Glen Jacobs - is the latest "actor" attempting to transfer himself from WWF to Hollywood, and, well, See No Evil is not exactly something would want to put on his or her resume. Anytime you are the headlined actor and you are given two lines of dialogue in the entire movie, that has to say something about your ability, doesn't it?
See No Evil features eight extremely attractive and unpleasant delinquents who are taken out of their prison cells to clean an abandoned hotel. Right there you know this is going to be bad, huh? What they don't know is that the owner of the hotel, a pleasant old lady, is actually a tyrannical mother who has raised a psychotic serial killer who likes to pull out people's eyeballs. One by one the young people are killed off at the whim of this madman, who seems to take extreme satisfaction in grabbing people with a claw and chain.
See No Evil is one of those movies that has no plots and knows it. The audience knows it, too. The movie's goal is thus to feature a bunch of gory death scenes and show off its cast members. Interestingly enough, given its R rating, I didn't find See No Evil to be as gruesome as it was trying to be. There were no extremely painful moments like in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or, I hate to say it, Hostel (the Achilles heel scene), and the gore, with perhaps exception to the death scene at the end where director Gregory Dark even uses computer graphics to show us how the character is being impaled within their body, isn't anything to scream about.
Furthermore, for an R-rated movie with a bunch of horny young people who are usually locked away in cells, the nudity is very sparse, and essentially non-existent. A little surprising, and, given that it's freezing cold outside and I needed something to warm me up, pretty disappointing.
Essentially, See No Evil is a pointless horror film that isn't scary and lacks the gore factor it so eagerly was going for. It's just a dumb, dumb, dumb film with barely any redeeming value.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.