Here’s another movie with same premise as: Frequency, The Mothman Prophecies, Dragonfly and many others. However, White Noise features EVP (Electronic voice phenomenon) that actually exists. If you want to read up on it, I will leave a link here: EVP, but you already know what’s it gonna say. EVP is pseudoscience and there’s no other way to say it. Dead are again trying to contact the living, what a surprise. Jonathan Rivers had a good life, but when his wife dies in a car crash everything changes. Soon enough, a man who claims that he’s talking to her over the radio appears. He’s offering grieving Jonathan exactly what he needs and soon he becomes obsessed with contacting her.
There is a lot of suspense in that murky atmosphere and White Noise is really intense at times. With professional cinematography and great sets, you get this overwhelming “official” vibe, making you ask the question is there life after death? I guess all of these movies borrowed certain elements from Poltergeist and repacked them into a modern story. Michael Keaton did a great job with a support from Deborah Kara Unger (she kept her clothes on in this one, damn, I guess after The Crash I was expecting something else) in portrayal of a grieving husband. There is a sequel to this movie with a serious sings of milking so try to avoid it. In the end, I wanted to go back to EVP and throw in an even wilder premise: what if we are able to modulate signals with our brains and the imprints of these events are the EVPs?
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Cast: Michael Keaton, Chandra West, Deborah Kara Unger, Ian McNeice, Sarah Strange
Fun Facts: The recording used in the trailer that is attributed to Stanley Searles (“I love you.”) is thought to be the “ghostly” voice of Searles himself, a former politician who died in 2002. The recording was said to have been made by Searles’ daughter, an well-known EVP researcher named Karen Mossey.