With COVID having an impact on everyone's cinema-going habits, it's arguable that one of the genres where you really do miss the cinema experience is horror.
However, Netflix have recently added a wonderful home invasion horror/thriller that's definitely a hidden gem, I See You.
In terms of the plot, the story kicks-off when a 12-year-old boy goes missing in a small town. However, the lead investigator on the case Greg Harper (Jon Tenney) is struggling to balance the pressure of the investigation and the domestic issues that he's having with his wife, Jackie (Helen Hunt).
After Jackie recently had an affair, a great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at her grip on reality. However, after a malicious presence manifests itself in their home and puts their son in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is uncovered.
In terms of its tone, what's really clever is how I See You starts off as a supernatural film but then evolves into something that's far more sinister and creepy.
Massive credit goes to the writer (Devon Graye) and director (Adam Randall) because very few horror films take the time to weave a plot that has so many twists and turns. However, the story is very easy to follow and it has an extremely eerie and unnerving atmosphere throughout.
After the first 15 minutes, you'll be convinced that I See You is a certain type of horror film but by the end credits, you'll be thinking about the ending for a while and trying to put the various pieces together.
Since being released, the film has made a big impression on critics and viewers alike. At present, I See You boasts a rating of 77% and 65% on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic respectively.
Here's what some notable critics made of the feature, along with the reaction of those that have already seen it on Netflix.
Variety - "An eerie suspense exercise that starts out looking like a supernatural tale - one of several viewer presumptions this cleverly engineered narrative eventually pulls the rug out from under."
Slant - "The film’s tone is extremely eerie, with creeping camera movements, striking imagery, abrupt edits, and a delicately sinister score"
LA Times - "Director Adam Randall and screenwriter Devon Graye have delivered the kind of sly nail-baiter that could use a little more open space on the calendar to build up buzz so it can get noticed by fans of imaginative, original horror."
Hollywood Reporter - "A twist-heavy crime thriller spiced with horror and noir elements, I See You is such a finely crafted exercise in slow-burn suspense"
Dennis Schwartz Reviews - "A stylish, twisty and eerie crime thriller."
It's fair to say that viewers have been equally as impressed.
“I see you” on Netflix was one of the maddest films I’ve ever watched, the plot twists and how everything came together at the end👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
— Aj (@annjxssica3) August 28, 2020
Just watched a horror film on Netflix called “I see you” that was amazing! That’s what a horror film should be like. There was so many twists!!
— Josh (@JoshSmithActor) August 26, 2020
Just finished watching ‘I see you’ on Netflix and Oh. My. God.
— KOCHŌ🦋 (@narmss_) August 28, 2020
Just watched "I See You" on Netflix... That was one of the best Phycological Horrors/Thrillers I've ever seen, highly recommend
— Ｋｕｄｏｓ🇬🇧 (@KudosOnYT) August 30, 2020
Take a look at what's in store.
I See You is now available to watch on Netflix.
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