I See You (2019) Review

The Harper family are not alone. At least thats what it seems like when strange things start happening in their house. Pictures disappear, the TV switches on and the record player starts playing. Is it a haunting, a stalker or something far more disturbing?

The stress and strain of these strange occurrences is piled on top of an already faltering family that is tearing itself apart at the seams due to Jackie Harper’s (As Good As It Gets Helen Hunt) recent affair which has led her son Connor (Judah Lewis from The Babysitter) to despise her.

Added to all this Cop husband Greg (True Detective’s Jon Tenney) is leading up the investigation into a recent child abduction that echoes a string of disappearances from years ago. Is the psychotic pedophile back from beyond or did they imprison the wrong man and how does it all tie together with what is happening in the Harper household?

I See You is a magnificent movie perfectly paced and creatively crafted by up-and-coming British director Adam Randall whose iBoy received much praise. Penned by actor Devon Graye who has had roles in Dexter, American Horror Story and the equally twist-tastic 13 Sins, the story combines family drama, police thriller and straight up horror delivering on all fronts.

From the excellent cinematography often offering up epic long shots and floating ghostly tracking shots through the Harper abode to the excellent score which keeps the audience on edge there is a unnerving atmosphere permeating I See You that never lets up.

The cast are all brilliant with the triangle of tension between mother, father and son upheld throughout leading us to question all three when actions escalate into violence.

Alongside the Harper’s Brightburn’s Gregory Alan Williams plays Greg’s partner Officer Spitzky offering a link to the painful and insidious past investigation and Sneaky Pete’s Libe Barer and It’s Owen Teague perfectly take on vital parts.

Dark secrets and painful lies continue to pile up until everything is uncovered in the final shocking act that brings the devastating truth to light for everyone involved.

A gripping horror film that demands multiple viewings Adam Randall and Devon Graye’s I See You is an eerie and unsettling must see movie from a hugely talented duo who I hope go on to tell many more terrifying tales.

Movie Rating: ★

★ ★ ★ ½ 



Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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