Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Spook Out! Day 15 ~ I Still See You (2018)

Amazon Says...
"Several after years after a cataclysmic event, Ronnie's suburban world has mostly returned to normal, except that the world is shared with ghosts, and one of them appears to be trying to kill her."

I Say...
^Yeah, that's about right!

Horror Type...
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Supernatural

Main Players...
Bella Thorne as Veronica "Ronnie" Calder (Gen Z Lydia Deetz)
Richard Harmon as Kirk Lane (Spook-Researching Ally)
Dermot Mulroney as August Bittner (Cool Teacher)

I liked...
  • the really interesting, unique ideas developed here
  • how cleverly the "rules" of this world were conveyed to the audience
  • the crazysauce of folks adjusting to seeing "spectral remnants" on the regular
  • how well the post-apocalyptic dreariness played out (although "post apocalyptic" seems to apply to one city only, and not the world)
  • that Ronnie's a smart gal and works to piece things together, wisely seeking help instead of trying to go it alone

The Meh...
  • There's a missed dramatic opportunity of "telling not showing" toward the end which cheats Kirk and the audience
  • I really liked this but I can't say I found it compelling. Maybe the first two-thirds of the movie felt like an exercise in mood-setting and discovery (which makes sense), but any sense of urgency only kicked in during the third act (as there was a literal deadline). There are definitely some good scares here, and the creep factor is strong, but I just feel like there could've been a little more...intensity. Or cowbell.

Would I recommend it...?
Sure! It was a fun little spook-fest with a satisfying ending, great for a bit of Halloween viewing.

The title's somewhat misleading; "I Still See You" seems like it'd better fit a slasher-movie. Also, it's disappointing to me that a film with some really good, original thoughts didn't do better with critics.

My Grade: B+
Rotten Tomatoes Scores: Tomatometer=8%, Audience Scores=50%

Details, Schmeetails...
I Watched I Still See You on Amazon (the Rotten Tomatoes page linked above provides links to other host sites)

This concludes day 15 of


  1. I added this one to my Amazon Prime watch list. I think I can handle it. Hahahahahaha.


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