Stir of Echoes (Special Edition)
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- "Behind the Echoes" making-of featurette
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- "Sight of Spirits: Channeling the Paranormal"
- Special effects featurette
- Production design featurette
- Screen test clips
- Deleted scenes
- Final shot comparisons
- Moist "Breathe" Music Video
Top Customer Reviews
The story of an ordinary working class guy (Kevin Bacon) living in his version of a safe, ideal neighborhood whose world is throw out of whack when he is hypnotized by his ditzy sister-in-law (the always good Illeana Douglas). When he starts to experience strange things, it turns his and his family's world upside down. It would be a shame to say more and possibly spoil the suspenseful plot, but the twists and turns this tale takes are wonderful.
This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat and give you a good half-dozen or so jump out of your skin scares. Well acted (Bacon and Douglas are the "big" names, but Kathryn Erbe, Kevin Dunn, AJ Oto lead a great supporting cast, and Zachary David Cope does an amazing job as Bacon's son) and written, this movie should have been a much bigger hit. The second life it has received on video/DVD is well-deserved.
If you missed this one when it was first out, grab a copy. It is a GREAT film, and worth adding to your DVD collection.
The "Stir of Echoes" is based on a long out of print novel which has been adapted by screenwriter/director David Koepp. Koepp is responsible for writing such huge hits as both "Jurassic Parks", "Mission: Impossible" and "Men In Black." His last directing effort was 1996's "Trigger Effect" which told of paranoia erupting during a mass blackout in LA. In "Stir of Echoes" we encounter more paranoia and its effects on a Chicago-based family. The cause of the paranoia comes when the head of the family (Kevin Bacon) is hypnotized by an unlicensed hypno-therapist (Illeana Douglas). The hypnosis opens an unlocked chamber of Bacon's mind and unleashes a long kept secret come to life.
"Stir of Echoes" is a very light and subtle ghost story thriller. How can a film like this overcome the flooded horror genre market? Well the standout performance by Kevin Bacon is probably a good start as he gives one of his best in recent years. His protective nature towards his boy, his obsession with trying to solve his polluted mind and his reactions with the supernatural phenomenon bring out every reaction in Bacon. The portrayal reminded me a lot of Craig T Nelson in the classic "Poltergeist" as an every day man trying to battle the unknown. Other evidences of "Poltergeist" were in the "little boy" who knows more than his parents and seems to be in tune with the corporeal world.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story! Not too scary for freaky, but just the right amount mystery and suspense.Published 5 hours ago by NorCalGal
This is quite possibly Kevin Bacon's finest role. The story is strong due to the source material (even though it's a reimagining of a Richard Mathison story rather than a faithful... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by tommybrother
Wow it's intense, I liked it. I don't like scary movies, this one is different. It's more intense than horror. I will recommend to my friends and faimly. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by PPIE
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