A child has gone missing and Detective Greg Harper is on the case. At least that's the premise of I See You, the movie that is more thriller than the horror it is billed as. However, it quickly becomes clear that there is far more to the story than simply finding the young boy.
The Harper's live in a huge house but dysfunction in the family is rife. Jackie Harper has had an affair and the tension is palpable. Her son hates her and her husband is sleeping in the guest room. But all the while something or somebody is lurking in the house watching the drama unfold. But with so much in-fighting, none of them have noticed.
Halfway through I See You the narrative changes and we get to watch the story unfold again, this time from another perspective. Essentially the mysteries and puzzles of the first half are answered in the second half. And this is where the thrills get ramped up. Not everything is as it seems. The twists come thick and fast and as the search for the missing child continues the body count starts to rack up.
I don't want to give away any spoilers so it's tricky to really get into the heart of the film. But I will say that it really isn't a horror. Sure, there are a few jumps and a couple of “I didn't see that coming” moments, but overall the movie is very much a thriller.
Jon Tenney (The Best Of Me) as Greg Harper kept the movie going with a pretty decent performance as a man trying to hold it all together. However, the rest of the cast didn't have a lot to do. And I'm not sure what happened to Helen Hunt but her expressionless face was kind of distracting.
That said, the score of the film really brought it to life. The creepy music added that nervy vibe that always let you know something was amiss with the family. Directed by Adam Randall, I See You is an eerie suspenseful movie that was peppered with genuine surprises. Definitely one to watch if you like the genre.