Starring: Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger, Ian McNeice
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Drama | Horror | Suspense | 2005
This film isn’t as terrifying as it was back in 2005, when I first saw it. This is because there really isn’t much “white noise” around these days. With our flat screen, high definition TVs, we just get blue screens or blank screens now. Technology has come a long way in 12 years, and I would almost guarantee that if a teenager today watched this, he or she would be completely confused as to what the snow on the television even was.
For the sake of the film though, I thought the story was well thought out, but it wasn’t much of a thrilling movie. It slowly comes together in the end, answering the questions that are posed throughout the film. However, everything just kind of falls short. The idea of using the static of radios and televisions to talk to the afterlife is quite interesting, even more so in this film because he’s technically seeing things that haven’t happened yet.
Michael Keaton plays the main character, Jon, who has just lost his wife and cannot move on. He sees and hears her through the static… so he thinks. The film quickly turns into a “leave the spirits alone” type thing, like Ouija or Insidious 3.
There really wasn’t much else to the movie. I found myself not paying that much attention to it because it was fairly boring and just not at all exciting. Still, a good idea for a horror film from 2005. Just not done very well. The most exciting part for me was him and the woman stuck in the car. Phew! I’m going to say “Okay” on this film. Honestly, if I would have been a movie reviewer when I was 15, I bet I would have loved this film. But now, I just can’t say that I do. Also… there is a sequel. I may have to watch it just because I'm 100% curious as to what happens to the blonde chick. (2.5/5).
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