Thursday, October 30, 2008

13 Nights of Hallowe'en: Night #12 Stir of Echoes

Can you smell that? That is the smell of Bacon-y goodness.
Stir of EchoesThe movie is “Stir of Echoes”, a horror with Kevin Bacon. This movie is zero degrees of separation from Bacon, and greatness. Could you expect otherwise with Bacon in a movie based on the 1958 novel by Richard Matheson? Fear not this, the movie does not disappoint. “Stir of Echoes” even takes a solid left-hand--the sinister hand--turn shy of halfway through making for a fresh experience for fans of the novel. “Stir of Echoes” echoes Matheson’s novel, well maintaining the spirit and staying on point, all while changing things up. This balancing act comes from the movie’s writer/director David Koepp. Koepp is also responsible for the Stephen King movie “Secret Window”, and wrote the screenplay for Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man”.

One last note about Koepp, this year’s movies list has included a staggering number of films from writer/directors. “Stir of Echoes” also boasts Jennifer Morrison from “Urban Legends: Final Cut” and TV’s “House” in a scant few memorable scenes. Then there is Kathryn Erbe from TV’s "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" who in an acting sense stands up to Bacon’s performance more than admirably. I would like to make a note about the DVD. The Amazon link should be to the same edition that I bought. If not I don’t know what to say. The DVD that I have has the creepiest menus that I have ever seen. The menu for the special features in particular causes the hair on the back of your neck to rise. Some people wish their movie was this creepy. I give my kudos on the entire movie experience.

Mood: anxious.
Music: Halloween by Helloween off of Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1.

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At 4:36 PM, Blogger Laura Cousins said...

Ahhhh - Thank you! I was wondering what to do when the candy runs out tomorrow night. I have a copy of this film unopened on the shelf. It will be perfect.


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