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"Do you see the sin?"

See No Evil is a 2006 Slasher Movie starring Glenn Jacobs (aka Kane) of WWE fame and Rachael Taylor.

The film opens with two officers busting inside Serial Killer Jacob Goodnight's (Kane) home, saving one of his victims and lodging a bullet into his head. Cut to some time later, the surviving cop Williams (Steven Vidler) is now working in a juvenile prison and has been tasked to take some delinquents to clean up the old Blackwell hotel. Unbeknownst to them, Jacob has taken residence there and starts killing them off.

On August 6, 2013, WWE Studios announced See No Evil 2, with Kane reprising his role as Jacob Goodnight and the Soska sisters directing.

Not to be confused with the 1971 thriller of the same name starring Mia Farrow.

This film has examples of:

  • Barrier-Busting Blow: Ty punches a wall and bugs immediately pour out.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted. Ty and Christine are the only black characters and get a lot of the focus. While Ty does die, he is pretty much the last victim and Christine ends up being one of the two Final Girls along with Kira.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Michael in the climax. He suddenly storms in to save the remaining survivors and manages to kill Jacob with Christine's help.
  • Chairman of the Brawl: Christine knocks Jacob through an open window with a chair.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Zoe getting her cellphone forced down her throat.
  • Death by Irony: Melissa is established as a friend to all animals. She is eaten by stray dogs later on, one of them being the one she fed earlier.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Williams dies soon after the cast realizes that Jacob is in the hotel, and the focus changes to the Delinquents with Christine getting the most attention.
  • Destination Defenestration: Jacob drops Melissa through a window.
  • Developing Doomed Characters: The first twenty minutes or so after the opening is basically 20 minutes with Jerkasses.
  • Dope Slap: Williams gives one to Michael for his Jerkass behavior.
  • Driven to Villainy: Jacob is the way he is because his mother raised him to be a "Hand of God" against sinners.
  • Elevator Action Sequence: Jacob uses a Neck Lift to bash Hannah's brains on to the elevator roof.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Averted, Jacob hated and feared his mother but he breaks down after accidentally killing her.
  • Evil Matriarch: Jacob's mother has raised him to be the "Hand of God" by caging him and taunting him about sex. As Margaret, she apparently has continued to feed Jacob victims by directing people to the abandoned hotel.
  • Eye Scream: Jacob tends to remove his victims' eyes. He ends up getting one of his own stabbed out during the climax.
  • Fetish: Jacob seems to have a thing for religious symbols. He even spares anybody that has religious tattoos on their body.
  • Flies Equals Evil: Flies have made home in Jacob's skull and one always appears before he attacks.
  • Flipping the Bird: Kira shows the finger to Zoe in the prison bus.
  • Final Girl: There are two final girls (Kira and Christine) and a final guy (Micheal), but Christine fits the trope better than Kira.
  • Mirror Scare: Jacob gives one to Russell and Melissa before he starts chasing them.
  • Neck Lift: During the final confrontation, Jacob lifts both Kira and Christine by their throats and starts tightening his grip.
  • Never Recycle a Building: The Blackwell hotel has been unused for over three decades.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: At times you could hear the Aussie accents of the performers, since the film was film in the Land Downunder and used performers from around there.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Jacob lets out one when he finds Zoe hiding in the closet. And another one before he releases the rope that lets Melissa fall out the window.
  • Rain of Blood: Hannah's blood drips on Christine when she enters the elevator.
  • Red Right Hand: The bullet hole in the back of Jacob's head, which has flies squirming inside it.
  • The Reveal: Margaret is Jacob's mother and has deliberately brought Williams and the juveniles into the hotel for him to kill.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Christine grew up in a rough household and pretty much came out cynical.
  • Shower Scene: Kira has one, which is done to show off her tattoos.
  • Super-Strength: Jacob has enough strength to throw people around and grasp two victims by their necks with one arm each.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Jacob has a record playing Christian music in the opening as the police search his home that just screams "serial killer house".
  • Secret Path: The hotel is filled with these.
  • Trophy Room: Jacob stashes his collected eyeballs into one of the upper hotel rooms.
  • Unwilling Suspension: Melissa ends up this way and painfully as one of her arms hits the ground and breaks.
  • Villainous BSoD: Jacob hits his BSOD when he kills his mother.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Michael used to be abusive to Kira but ends up being the hero in the end.