See No Evilis a 2006 horror film directed by Gregory Dark , written by Dan Madigan , produced by Joel Simon , and starring professional wrestler Kane . It is the first major film produced by WWE Films and was released by Lions Gate Entertainment on May 19, 2006.
The film went through many different working titles before the final title ofSee No Evilwas chosen. The original working title of the film wasEye Scream Man, but was later changed toThe Goodnight Man, thenGoodnightbefore settling onSee No Evil.
The MPAA gave the movie anRrating for "strong gruesome violence and gore throughout, language, sexual content and some drug use".
Police officer Frank Williams ( Steven Vidler ) and his partner Blaine ( Corey Parker Robinson ) enter an abandoned house, only to find a young woman held hostage, her eyes ripped out. Suddenly, Blaine is savagely murdered by an unknown figure with an axe, before Frank is attacked too. Frank manages to fight off the man, but his arm is severed in the process. In the aftermath, detectives find seven bodies in the house, all of which have had their eyes ripped out.
Four years later, Frank is taking a group of delinquents -Russell Wolf ( Mikhael Wilder ), Richie Bernson ( Craig Horner ), Christine Zarate ( Christina Vidal ), Zoe Warner ( Rachael Taylor ), Michael Montross ( Luke Pegler ), Kira Vanning ( Samantha Noble ), Tyson Simmons ( Michael J. Pagan ) and Melissa Beudroux ( Penny McNamee )-, to clean up the abandoned Blackwell Hotel in order to turn it into a homeless shelter, as explained by the owner Margaret ( Cecily Polson ). As the delinquents work, they do not realize that reclusive psychopath, Jacob Goodnight ( Kane ) has holed away in the rotting hotel.
Tyson and Richie decide to look for the previous owner's safe, which was never recovered after the fire that broke out in the hotel, while Kira deals with being reunited with Michael, her abusive ex-boyfriend who was the one who sent her to jail. While searching for the safe, Tyson and Richie discover a dead body. Richie freaks out and attempts to leave, but is attacked by Goodnight, who drags him into an elevator, in front of a terrified Tyson.
Margaret realizes the elevator is being used, and informs Frank's partner, Hannah ( Tiffany Lamb ), who goes to check if everyone is in their rooms. However, the elevator does not stop and takes Hannah up into the damaged floors of the hotel, where she is swiftly killed by Goodnight, who rips her eyes out. Meanwhile, Christine agrees to help Kira escape the hotel after catching Michael hurting her in the bathroom. While Kira is escaping, she is attacked by Goodnight, who drags her into the dumbwaiter . Christine, Frank and Margaret arrive just as she is assaulted, and Christine informs Frank the others have gone to the restricted penthouses to have a party. While Margaret stays behind to phone the police, Christine and Frank enter the elevator, where they find Hannah's blood, before bumping into Tyson, who warns them of the man who took Richie. Frank realizes it is Goodnight, before a hook goes through his chin and drags him away, dumping his body in front of Tyson and Christine.
Kira is held hostage by Goodnight, due to her religious tattoos. She awakens in Goodnight's lair, where Richie has been tied up. Goodnight soon appears and gouges Richie's eyes out, before we see a flashback to Goodnight's childhood (being locked in a cage, drowning in the shower, and watching a strapped woman have her eyes removed by his mother), suggesting his killing sprees are owed to religious abuse.
Meanwhile, Zoe, Michael, Russell and Melissa are taking drugs in a penthouse. Soon after, Russell and Melissa leave for some privacy. As the pair make out, they are attacked by Goodnight. They manage to escape and hide in a room, where they realize they can climb out the window to get to the ground level of the hotel. Russell lowers Melissa out of the window by a rope, but Russell is stabbed to death by Goodnight, who then lets Melissa fall. The rope stops her head from hitting the ground, but she hurts her hand on impact, leading a group of stray dogs to devour her.
Zoe and Michael become sick of each other and attempt to go back to their rooms, but are attacked by Goodnight. They hide, but Zoe is found when her cell phone goes off. She pleads for help, but Goodnight shoves the phone down her throat, killing her. Christine and Tyson decide to stay and try to find Kira, and bump into Michael. Goodnight finds them, and Christine and Tyson escape through the elevator shaft, forgetting about Michael. who is violently beaten up by Goodnight.
Christine and Tyson find Goodnight's lair and create a distraction to free Kira. As Christine tries to open Kira's cage, Tyson attempts to fight off Goodnight, but he gets electrocuted by his taser before being crushed with a vault. Christine hides as Goodnight returns. Margaret turns up and unexpectedly reveals herself to be the mother of Goodnight. Margaret tells Kira that she lured Frank back to the hotel to get revenge on him for hurting her son four years before, and that the prisoners all had to die because they were full of sin, including her. Margaret attempts to shoot Kira, but Goodnight kills her by accident, throwing her into a large nail that impales her.
Goodnight becomes enraged by his mother's death, and is about to kill Kira when Christine attempts to help. Goodnight grabs both Kira's and Christine's throats, but throws Kira away and attempts to gouge out Christine's eye. Michael appears and strikes from behind, giving the girls time to hide.
Goodnight searches the room they have hidden in, but the three of them catch him by surprise, sending him out the window to fall to his death. The three survivors escape to freedom, and the credits roll, only to be interrupted by a dog that urinates in Goodnight's empty eye socket.