Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Stir of Echoes (1999)

Overshadowed by the similarly themed Sixth Sense, Stir of Echoes seemed to be a flop initially, but upon revisiting the film, audiences will find it equally if not more frightening. The gripping plot does not lose effectiveness after the first viewing, and uses subtle scares created through the characters interactions with the unseen ghosts and clever editing. This is easily Kevin Bacon's best performance as the ESP-plagued protagonist, haunted by visions of a missing girl stalking his family. The cadences of each of the characters are unique and interesting, with a blue collar appeal that is both believable and relateable. One of the best genre films to come out of the 90s, highly recommended!

Rating: 9/10.



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4 comments:

  1. I liked this movie, though it cursed us with the "filmed backwards undead" that is so overdone. Props for being the first, however.

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  2. Its too bad it got grossly overlooked because of Sixth Sense, but as you said the filmmakers took obvious notes and jocked its style. I love this damn movie, it was one of my first DVD purchases, and it is still one of my favs from the 90s. The theater scene during the hypnosis = awesome.

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  3. Reall much watch this one again, I saw it when it came out, and remember fuck all apart from Kevin Bacon digging in a basement!

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  4. Good job bringing this one up for those who may have missed it. The 90s was a bad time for horror movies, but this is a good one. And it features one of the things that scares me every time, electronics that turn on when not plugged in!

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