The 2019 movie “I See You” has left some people wondering if it is based on a true story. While the film does share some similarities with the story of Denver Spiderman, it was actually written by writer-director Adam Randall and writer-producer Devon Graye from their imagination.
However, the story of Denver Spiderman does have some eerie similarities to “I See You.” In 1941, Theodore Edward Coneys broke into the home of Philip Peters in Denver, Colorado. Coneys had been living in the attic of Peters’ home for months, unbeknownst to Peters and his family.
Coneys would sneak out at night to steal food and other supplies from the home. One night, Peters caught Coneys in the act and Coneys attacked him, ultimately killing him. Coneys continued to live in the attic for several more days before he was discovered by police.
While “I See You” is not directly based on the story of Denver Spiderman, it does explore similar themes of home invasion and hidden secrets within a family. The film follows a detective named Greg Harper (played by Jon Tenney) who is investigating a series of child abductions in a small town.
As Harper delves deeper into the case, strange things begin to happen in his own home. His wife Jackie (played by Helen Hunt) starts to experience unexplainable occurrences and their son Connor (played by Judah Lewis) becomes increasingly distant.
The film takes a twist when it is revealed that Harper’s family is not as innocent as they seem. Without giving away too much of the plot, “I See You” explores the idea that sometimes the people closest to us can be hiding dark secrets.
While “I See You” may not be based on a true story, it does tap into our fears of home invasion and the idea that we may not truly know the people we love. The film has received positive reviews for its suspenseful plot and strong performances from the cast.
In an interview with Collider, writer-producer Devon Graye explained that the idea for “I See You” came from a desire to explore the idea of “what happens when the people we trust the most turn out to be the people we should fear the most.”
Graye also noted that the film was inspired by classic horror movies like “The Shining” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” which also explore the idea of hidden secrets within a family.
Overall, while “I See You” may not be based on a true story, it is a chilling thriller that taps into our deepest fears. The film explores the idea that sometimes the people we trust the most can be hiding dark secrets, and that even our own homes can be a source of terror.