Stir of Echoes
I love a good quality “let’s seal a dead body in the wall” type of movie. Whether it's Vincent price in an Edgar Allan Poe adaptation or Kevin Bacon in Stir of Echoes, the concept is timeless.
The concept of being haunted by spirits that have been wronged in life or were violently murdered is a plot that never gets old. And, although the concept is the same almost every time, there have been some creative ways to tell the same story in new ways.
Stir of Echoes is no different. First of all, I like Kevin Bacon. And recently I was informed that my oldest daughter of 21 has a celebrity crush on Kevin Bacon. What?! Okay, I still like the guy, but he better keep clear.
In this movie, we find that Bacon is part of a party séance and gets a flash from beyond the grave. This is all fine and dandy until the flashes continue. Soon, he realizes that someone is attempting to communicate with him.
The spirit was wrongfully killed, and the crime was covered up when the killer, with a little help, decided to ***SPOILER ALERT*** hide the body in the wall of a house being renovated. ***END SPOILER ALERT***. Bacon spends the rest of the movie investigating the crime to bring justice and put the ghost/victim to rest.
Things don’t go as well for the perpetrators of the crime as the ghost/victim has plans of vengeance to exact on them.
I have seen this movie about a half dozen times over the years and I do enjoy it. I will probably see it again at some point.