History Film / StirOfEchoes

16th Oct '17 2:29:07 PM SeptimusHeap
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3rd Sep '17 11:47:00 AM benda
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* ShoutOut: Debbie is reading ''The Shrinking Man'' while babysitting Jake.

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* ShoutOut: Debbie is reading ''The Shrinking Man'' while babysitting Jake. Both ''The Shrinking Man'' and ''A Stir of Echoes'' novels were written by Creator/RichardMatheson.
3rd Sep '17 11:44:53 AM benda
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* GhostlyGoals: [[spoiler:entirely benign in this case: she just wants her corpse found and her murderer brought to justice.]]

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* GhostlyGoals: [[spoiler:entirely [[spoiler:Entirely benign in this case: she just wants her corpse found and her murderer brought to justice.]]
3rd Feb '17 7:34:49 PM Mdumas43073
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* TownWithADarkSecret - Neighbourhood, actually, but the effect is pretty much the same.

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* TownWithADarkSecret - Neighbourhood, TownWithADarkSecret: Or a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Neighborhood with a Dark Secret, actually, but the effect is pretty much the same.
3rd Feb '17 7:31:58 PM Mdumas43073
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''Stir of Echoes'' is a 1999 thriller starring Mr. Six Degrees himself, KevinBacon. It's TheFilmOfTheBook of the 1958 Creator/RichardMatheson novel, though not a very strict adaptation of it.

At a party Tom Witzky scoffs at his sister-in-law's belief in psychic abilities and the paranormal. She hypnotizes him as a joke, and plants a post-hypnotic suggestion that he be more "open" to everything, which causes his latent psychic powers to stop being latent. Even stranger and scarier, his son's psychic abilities, which aren't latent, begin picking up on weird things in and around the house, much to the dismay of Maggie.

Eventually Tom and son realize the presence they sense is a ghost of a girl who was murdered in the house some time ago.

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''Stir of Echoes'' is a 1999 thriller written and directed by David Koepp, starring Mr. Six Degrees himself, KevinBacon.Creator/KevinBacon. It's TheFilmOfTheBook of the 1958 Creator/RichardMatheson novel, though not a very strict adaptation of it.

At a party Tom Witzky (Bacon) scoffs at his sister-in-law's sister-in-law Lisa's (Creator/IlleanaDouglas) belief in psychic abilities and the paranormal. She hypnotizes him as a joke, and plants a post-hypnotic suggestion that he be more "open" to everything, which causes his latent psychic powers to stop being latent. Even stranger and scarier, his son's son Jake's psychic abilities, which aren't latent, begin picking up on weird things in and around the house, much to the dismay of Maggie.

his wife Maggie (Kathryn Erbe).

Eventually Tom and son Jake realize the presence they sense is a ghost of a girl who was murdered in the house some time ago.
25th Jan '17 6:00:41 AM Opunaesala
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At a party Tom Witzky scoffs at his sister-in-law's belief in psychic abilities and the paranormal. She hypnotizes him as a joke, and plants a post-hypnotic suggestion that he be more "open" to everything, which causes his latent psychic powers stop being latent. Even stranger and scarier, his son's psychic abilities, which aren't latent, begin picking up on weird things in and around the house, much to the dismay of Maggie.

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At a party Tom Witzky scoffs at his sister-in-law's belief in psychic abilities and the paranormal. She hypnotizes him as a joke, and plants a post-hypnotic suggestion that he be more "open" to everything, which causes his latent psychic powers to stop being latent. Even stranger and scarier, his son's psychic abilities, which aren't latent, begin picking up on weird things in and around the house, much to the dismay of Maggie.
28th Sep '16 4:47:05 AM Morgenthaler
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''Stir of Echoes'' is a 1999 thriller starring Mr. Six Degrees himself, KevinBacon. It's TheFilmOfTheBook of the 1958 RichardMatheson novel, though not a very strict adaptation of it.

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''Stir of Echoes'' is a 1999 thriller starring Mr. Six Degrees himself, KevinBacon. It's TheFilmOfTheBook of the 1958 RichardMatheson Creator/RichardMatheson novel, though not a very strict adaptation of it.
18th Aug '16 3:05:08 PM Tre
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It had a MadeForTV Sequel, ''Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming'', which appeared on SciFiChannel, so you know [[InNameOnly what to expect]].

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It had a MadeForTV Sequel, ''Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming'', which appeared on SciFiChannel, [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]], so [[Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie you know know]] [[InNameOnly what to expect]].
28th Apr '16 12:04:55 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Stir of Echoes''''' is a 1999 thriller starring Mr. Six Degrees himself, KevinBacon. It's TheFilmOfTheBook of the 1958 RichardMatheson novel, though not a very strict adaptation of it.

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'''''Stir ''Stir of Echoes''''' Echoes'' is a 1999 thriller starring Mr. Six Degrees himself, KevinBacon. It's TheFilmOfTheBook of the 1958 RichardMatheson novel, though not a very strict adaptation of it.
5th Feb '16 9:25:04 PM Noraneko
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Frank (who the audience assumed shot himself) and Maggie show up at the last moment to save Tom.]]


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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Frank is ready to kill himself for his complicity in covering up Samantha's murder, but changes his mind at the last second to save Tom and Maggie.]]


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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Harry and Kurt try to murder Tom after the latter uncovers Samantha's body.]]
* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:Tom and Maggie move into a new neighborhood at the end of the film, but the fact that Jake hears far more whispers than before suggests that the paranormal experiences won't be over any time soon.]]


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* IdiotBall: Subverted. [[spoiler:Though it seems that Tom is being a complete idiot for warning Frank ahead of time that he knows about his son's involvement in Samantha's murder with no witnesses around, Frank doesn't [[HeKnowsTooMuch kill him to keep the secret]] and ends up saving him.]]


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* RedHerring: Debbie, after she apparently abducts Jake after he mentions Samantha's name, especially since Tom sees red whenever he looks at her. Turns out she just wants to know what happened to her sister.
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