Simon Says

Watch Simon Says

"You forgot to say..."
  • R
  • 2006
  • 4.2  (3,719)

Simon Says is a 2006 horror-comedy movie directed by William Dear and starring Crispin Glover, Margo Harshman, and Greg Cipes. The story follows a group of five young friends who embark on a camping trip to an abandoned mansion in the woods. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious stranger known as Simon and his silent and deadly companion Garfunkel, who soon lead the group on a chaotic and murderous adventure.

The film's opening sequence sets the tone for the rest of the movie, with an over-the-top and bloody death scene that is both shocking and humorous. From there, we are introduced to the main characters: Kate (Margo Harshman), Vicky (Kelly Vitz), Zack (Greg Cipes), Mike (Artie Baxter), and Wade (Blake Lively). They are all looking for a little excitement in their lives and hope to find it during their camping trip to the abandoned mansion.

However, things quickly take a turn for the worse when they stumble upon Simon and Garfunkel while exploring the mansion. Simon (Crispin Glover) is a bizarre and eccentric character, speaking in riddles and wearing a variety of outlandish costumes. Garfunkel, on the other hand, is a towering and silent figure who communicates only through his actions, which are always violent and deadly.

Simon and Garfunkel take the group on a twisted and deadly journey throughout the mansion and the surrounding woods. Along the way, they encounter traps, puzzles, and a series of bizarre and terrifying scenarios that test their wits and push them to their limits. Simon's motivations and true nature remain a mystery throughout most of the movie, adding to the suspense and keeping the audience guessing.

The movie's strengths lie in its off-kilter humor, its inventive kills, and Crispin Glover's performance as the enigmatic and unpredictable Simon. Glover is a talented actor and shines in the role, bringing an energy and intensity that makes every scene he's in thrilling and unpredictable. The rest of the cast also do a solid job, with Margo Harshman providing an emotional anchor as Kate and Greg Cipes providing some comic relief as Zack.

The movie's weaknesses are mostly due to its low budget and limited scope. The mansion and surrounding woods are the only locations used throughout the movie, which can make the movie feel a bit repetitive at times. The special effects are also hit or miss, with some of the kills looking more cartoonish than realistic. However, these flaws can be forgiven due to the movie's overall sense of fun and unpredictability.

In conclusion, Simon Says is a fun and entertaining horror-comedy that will appeal to fans of the genre. Its inventive kills, offbeat humor, and Crispin Glover's performance make it a memorable and enjoyable experience. While it may not be a classic or groundbreaking movie, it certainly deserves a place in the canon of cult horror films.

Simon Says
Simon Says doesn't appear to be available from any streaming services.
Add this movie to your Watchlist to get notified when it's available.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    4.2  (3,719)