Stir of Echoes (1999) David Koepp, Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope, Kathryn Erbe, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Stir of Echoes (1999)
Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is a blue-collar worker, a family man, the most ordinary guy in the world…who is about to be plunged into a shattering encounter with another world. And it doesn’t matter that Tom doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Because something supernatural has started to believe in Tom. After he is hypnotized at a neighborhood party, Tom changes. He sees things he can’t explain and hears voices he can’t ignore. As the horrific visions intensfy, Tom realizes they are pieces of a puzzle, echoes of a crime calling out to be solved. But when his other-worldly nightmares begin coming true, Tom wants out. He desperately tries to rid himself of his eerie, unwanted powers – only to be seized by an irresistible compulsion to dig deeper and deeper into the mystery that is consuming his life. When at last he unearths the truth, it will draw him into the long-buried secret of a ghastly crime, a vengeful spirit… and the lethal price of laying that spirit to rest.

Actually, I found this movie more satisfying than “Sixth sense”. It doesn’t have a stunning payoff like “sixth sense” (what film does?), but until the, in some ways hasty, conclusion, it’s well made, scary and, since I have a knowledge of occult things through a good friend, rather believable. Kevin Bacon is credible in his part and so do Illeana Douglas. Kathryn Erbe however is stuck with nothing to do for large chunks of the movie. Effectively and atmosphericly shot, with some effective jolts that made me jump. To some, the conclusion may be a little simple and drawn-out, but I thought it was satisfying and filled to the brim with suspense. I find that the digging in the cellar/garden is a nice build-up for the finale, not that it goes on forever as a previous reviewer stated. It’s only one thing that bothers me about the ending, and it is that too little is explained and a few threads of the story are totally abandoned. But that’s only a minor complaint. For the most part, this is a creepy, interesting, well-made, scary and well played little thriller.

Note:
– An impressive audio commentary track with writer/director David Koepp

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Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 640 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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