11 comments on “Stir of Echoes (1999)

  1. That was very amusing. I remember seeing the trailer to this all the time with its Paint It Black theme song. It was as annoying then as the trailer for Contraband is now. I did not see this or Hollow Man, but I’m sure your review here offers more entertainment value than either of them. Great job!

    • Thanks, I’m trying to go more in-depth and the great thing about movies like this is they lend themselves so well to being mocked. I do own Hollow Man, I can’t lie, and it’s one of those “so bad it’s good” movies that has no clue what science is. It’s worth a watch if you have Netflix Watch Instantly.

  2. Hmm, I haven’t seen this since it came out, and yes, it is similar to The Sixth Sense (so is The Eye (the original naturally)) which I love, but I liked it a reasonable amount. Admittedly I don’t have any background with the novels. I happen to have loved What Dreams May Come…though again haven’t seen it since it came out.

    • I definitely need to read What Dreams May Come and rewatch the movie (it’s been about six years since I’ve seen it). It seems that after The Sixth Sense, much like Blair Witch, movies with similar stories came out en masse.

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  4. Dude…Stir of Echoes is an awesome movie!! I don’t get the hate whatsoever! I’m all for different opinions but to me it sounds like you wanted to actively hate on this movie because it was based on a book and it wasn’t “faithful”. Show me a movie that’s faithful (and I mean 100% faithful) to the book.
    -Jason

    • I actually haven’t read the novel, I went off what I’d read via Wiki and IMDB, so I can’t comment towards the faithfulness or not. I will admit I was planning on writing this as a “hate” review. I do love a bad Kevin Bacon film, but this is not one of my favorites.

      • So you mean to say you write a review and bash a movie based on what you read on Wiki and IMDB. That is not right. If you are going to review a movie based it on your own experience. By the way, I love this movie and if you watch it again you would found out there are really some funny lines. I read the book and it may not be “faithful” to the book but it was still a great movie. Oh and this movie is more original than Sixth Sense I wouldn’t be surprise of Shyamalan actually read the book before making Sixth Sense. With that being said I also love Sixth Sense.

      • Actually, I mentioned Wikipedia whilst trying to see whether the book was similar to the movie. I didn’t actually read the reviews posted on Wikipedia, before watching this movie; nor did I use IMDB. I do always go into a movie as blind as I can (I generally read plot synopsis, but don’t read reviews till after). I did base everything on my own experience. The Wiki comment actually comes at the end and never influenced my opinion. I would say this movie is hilarious, but I doubt that’s the movie’s intention. It’s meant to be a horror movie, and I gauged it as such and thus it failed. I will say, I didn’t read the book before watching this movie, nor have I read it now. Again, my comments about the book were general and just mentioning that there was supposedly little connection (which isn’t surprising considering this is Hollywood). It wouldn’t surprise me either if Shyamalan borrowed from Matheson’s original text. (He did “borrow” from an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark for The Sixth Sense, after all.) Sadly, in comparing this to the rest of Kevin Bacon’s 1990s output, it’s a failure in horror movie terms. Thanks for reading and stopping by, hopefully I haven’t put you off future visits.

  5. Dude…Stir of Echoes is an awesome movie!! I don’t get the hate whatsoever! I’m all for different opinions but to me it sounds like you wanted to actively hate on this movie because it was based on a book and it wasn’t “faithful”. Show me a movie that’s faithful (and I mean 100% faithful) to the book.
    -Jason

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