White Noise is an appealing thriller yet sometimes unclear

Lucinda Alber

Lucinda Alber

The Plot:

Architect Jonathan Rivers, played by Michael Keaton, becomes obsessed with Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) after his wife, Anna, mysteriously drowns.

After Jonathan is told by a mysterious stranger named Raymond that Anna is trying to contact him through EVP, Jonathan becomes intrigued by the occurrence.

As his obsession intensifies he meets, Sarah (Debrah Kara Unger) and she helps him throughout his journey.

Three evil men from the “other side” have a reoccurring appearance with Raymond and eventually with Jonathan as well.

Together, Jonathan and Sarah start to realize that EVP doesn’t always show people who have passed, but also those who are going to die soon.

After Sarah shows up on one of the transmissions, they scramble to save her life while dealing with the unknown men.

Why you might like it:

The movie is full of paranormal activity and processes. Those who enjoy these things may find the flick very intriguing.

It is less of a scary, tense film but contains more drama and suspense to keep you interested.

Why you might not like it:

The movie is intriguing, but the plot is sometimes lost.

The audience may find it hard to get close to the characters and never the underlying reasons for their acts.

Final Notes:

To understand the movie, you must really watch it. The EVP transference is sometimes hard to decipher, so it is almost necessary to squint at the screen. The music, as it is in many suspenseful movies, is very tense and bleak. It goes hand and hand with the dark lighting, creating a gloomy mood.

Three out of five stars