A small town in Ohio is rocked by the kidnapping of two young boys. On the case is Detective Spitsky (Gregory Alan Williams) and Detective Greg Harper (Jon Tenney). The main focus of the film is Greg, his wife Jackie (Helen Hunt), and their teenage son Connor (Judah Lewis). The house is filled with tension since Jackie has, to quote Connor, “ruined the family.” Adding to the pressure is a series of unexplainable occurrences that are harmless at first, but soon turn deadly.
I came across I See You while browsing recent horror movies on Redbox. All I knew about it before watching was Helen Hunt, murder mystery, and creepy frog mask. I recommend going into it similarly unaware if possible, for the full effect of the film. It’s brilliantly written, intense, and completely unpredictable, and as I especially don’t want to spoil anything, this review is a bit shorter than they generally are.
A tiny gripe: I was a little disappointed by Hunt’s performance; I know her as a great actor, but here she’s stonefaced and barely emotes. Buuuut I haven’t seen her in forever, so I’ll take her how I can get her. Good for her for continuing to get lead roles despite being a woman over fifty in Hollywood. I could also have used a little more Erika Alexander; she’s great as big boss Lieutenant Davis. So here’s a clip of her from Get Out:
Owen Teague and Libe Barer are amazing as well. The movie isn’t out and out scary, but it does have lots of spooky moments, accentuated by the lovely, eerie soundtrack. Okay, I will spoil one thing: THE HAMSTER LIVES!