See No Evil (film)
name =See No Evil
caption =Promotional poster for "See No Evil"
Vince McMahon Joel Simon
Glen Jacobs(Kane) Christina Vidal
May 19, 2006
runtime =85 min
budget =$8 million
"See No Evil" is a 2006
horror filmdirected by Gregory Dark, written by Dan Madigan, produced by Joel Simon, and starring professional wrestlerKane (Glen Jacobs). It is the first major filmproduced by WWE Films and was released by Lions Gate Filmson May 19, 2006.
The film went through many different working titles before the final title of "See No Evil" was chosen. The original working title of the film was "Eye Scream Man", but was later changed to "Goodnight" before settling on "See No Evil".
The MPAA gave the movie an "R " rating for strong gruesome violence and gore throughout, language, sexual content and some drug use.
A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) 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.
There are occasional flashbacks to Jacob's childhood, suggesting his killing sprees are owed to religious abuse. Some of the deaths in the film include zapping a man with a taser then crushing him with a vault, a man tortured to death, and a hook going through a police officer's chin. Christine Zarate, Kira Vanning, and Michael Montross are the only ones who live after Christine kills him by stabbing him in the eye, after which he falls from a window ledge and lands in the atrium.
This is the first movie to be released by WWE Films, thus WWE was adamant about promoting it. Before the movie's release WWE ran a storyline involving Kane being haunted by "voices" and the idea that something would happen on
May 19, the release date of the movie. Kane became so paranoid about the date that he began attacking anyone who he heard say the date, including his tag team partner The Big Show and G4's " Attack of the Show!" host Kevin Pereira, whom he strongly warned not to mention the date before walking off the set at the end of the interview. On the May 8edition of " WWE Raw", three co-stars of "See No Evil" were interviewed by Todd Grisham. They all talked about how Kane was so ( kayfabe) hard to work with and how his on-screen movie murders made him happy. During this segment Todd asked a male co-star, Michael Pagan, about the release date of the movie. Unaware of Kane's reaction to it, Michael then went on to say the date, which caused Kane to enter the area of the interview and make the two female co-stars, Christina Vidaland Samantha Noble, scream in terror while Kane choked Pagan to the ground.
After the film was released Kane revealed that the reason he hated the date May 19 was because "his family was killed on that day in a tragic accident"... He would then briefly engage in a feud with a fake masked Kane who would later be repackaged as Festus.
Many world-wide members of the press were invited to a red carpet ceremony for the release of the movie, which also included various other WWE superstars. Interviews were given by superstars, including
Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Kurt Angle, Candice Michelle, Chris Benoit, Chris Masters and Rey Mysterio commenting on the movie.
A segment on "RAW" showed footage from inside the movie theatre while the movie was playing. Footage was shown of the audience cringing, hiding and covering their eyes during the movie. Interviews were later given to members of the audience, which had them describing their experience. Some said they could not watch it, others said they cringed; most reviews were positive.
Reaction by critics
Critical reaction was extremely poor. As of
December 24 2006, "See No Evil" has earned an 7% critic rating on [http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1158185-see_no_evil/ Rottentomatoes] and a 17% rating on [http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/seenoevil Metacritic] , indicating "extreme dislike or disgust". Many reviewers cite genre clichés, a poor script, and bad directing.
The movie opened with an estimated $4.35 million in box office sales for that weekend. The film was sixth in the weekend box office totals. After two weeks, the movie stood at over $9.8 million. The movie's final domestic gross stands at $15,032,800. The movie's worldwide gross stands at $18,207,596. [http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=seenoevil.htm See No Evil (2006) ] ]
"See No Evil" was released on DVD on November 28 2006. The DVD included audio commentary by writer
Dan Madigan, director Gregory Dark, co-executive producer Jed Blaugrundand Kane. "See No Evil" was the #9 most rented/purchased movie making over $3 Million dollars. The movie eventually went on to make $16.5 million in 8 weeks. In Australia See No Evil was released on Wednesday May 28 2008[ [http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/799149 See No Evil (2006) @ EzyDVD ] ]
David Banner- X'ed
*# Slipknot - Gone
Cass Fox- Army of One
Korn- Alone I Break
Cannibal Corpse- Staring Through The Eyes of The Dead
Rammstein- Mein Teil
American Pearl- Free Your Mind
Nuclear Assault- Living Hell
Jello Biafra- The Green Wedge
Creed- One Last Breath
* [http://seenoevilthemovie.com/ Official website]
*imdb title|id=0437179|title=See No Evil
*rotten-tomatoes|id=1158185-see_no_evil|title=See No Evil
*mojo title|id=seenoevil|title=See No Evil
* [http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1158185-see_no_evil/ RottenTomatoes.com - See No Evil] ...."Jacob Goodnight"
* [http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=12643 ComingSoon.net Plot Synopsis] ...."Jacob Goodnight"
* [http://www.itr2.netfirms.com/kane.htm"First Movie Review]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
See No Evil — can refer to several things:*Part of the adage See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil * See No Evil (film), a 2006 movie starring Glen Kane Jacobs. * See No Evil (1971 film), a 1971 movie * See No Evil (book), a book by former CIA case officer… … Wikipedia
See No Evil (película) — Esta página o sección está siendo traducida del idioma inglés a partir del artículo See No Evil (film), razón por la cual puede haber lagunas de contenidos, errores sintácticos o escritos sin traducir. Puedes colaborar con Wikipedia … Wikipedia Español
See No Evil — Données clés Réalisation Gregory Dark Scénario Dan Madigan Acteurs principaux Kane Christina Vidal Rachael Taylor Pays d’origine … Wikipédia en Français
See No Evil, Hear No Evil — Infobox Film name=See No Evil, Hear No Evil caption = The movie cover for See No Evil, Hear No Evil . imdb id=0098282 writer=Earl Barret Arne Sultan Marvin Worth Eliot Wald Andrew Kurtzman Gene Wilder starring=Richard Pryor Gene Wilder Joan… … Wikipedia
See No Evil — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel See No Evil Produktionsland USA … Deutsch Wikipedia
See No Evil, Hear No Evil — Pas nous, pas nous Pas nous, pas nous (See No Evil, Hear No Evil) est un film américain réalisé par Arthur Hiller en 1989. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 … Wikipédia en Français
See No Evil (1971 film) — Infobox Film name = See No Evil (aka Blind Terror) caption = director = Richard Fleischer producer = Martin Ransohoff writer = Brian Clemens starring = Mia Farrow Dorothy Alison Robin Bailey Diane Grayson Brian Rawlinson Norman Eshley Paul… … Wikipedia
See No Evil (book) — Infobox Book name = See No Evil title orig = translator = image caption = See No Evil author = Robert Baer illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = subject = Intelligence agency genre = non fiction… … Wikipedia
Resident Evil (film) — Resident Evil Theatrical release poster Directed by Paul W. S. Anderso … Wikipedia
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (film) — Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Theatrical release posters Directed by Clint Eastwood P … Wikipedia