EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomenon is the focus for the horror, suspense-thriller White Noise. Jonathon Rivers (Michael Keaton) is an architect who is happily married to his wife, author Anna Rivers (Chandra West) until the day she is unexpectedly killed. Jonathon begins receiving calls from his wife’s cell phone and when he answers, he hears her voice then the line goes dead. He is then contacted by Raymond Price (Ion McNeice) who said he heard from Anna via EVP while listening to the white noise on his television and radio. (Right – and the white picture is really a white sheep in a snow storm.) He becomes obsessed with recording the sounds coming from the white noise but soon the messages become clearer and they take a more sinister tone. Now evil spirits become involved and people begin dieing. The trailers for this film looked great and the characters were even interesting. The suspense did keep me guessing but nothing in the end was resolved and every loose end remained untied. Besides the lousy script my biggest problems with this movie were the cheap thrills. They tried to make you jump by quickly cutting from one scene to the next and adding loud noises. I have enough cheap thrills by accidentally going into the women’s restroom after eating at my favorite restaurant. I’m going to give this film a C- rating and I’m going to go listen to the static on my television since I can’t see it anyway.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.