After the death of his wife, Jonathan Rivers is approached by
Raymond, a man who claims she has been trying to contact him. Raymond
specialises in EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomenon and has recorded Anna
Rivers’ on his equipment.
Jonathan becomes obsessed with EVP,
and the pursuit of his dead wife that he begins to neglect his son, his
job and spends most of his time with recording equipment. After a while
– despite dire warnings from a psychic and the mysterious death of
Raymond Price – Rivers decides that the spirits are channelling
messages through him!
While in principle, White Noise looks promising, it is actually
quite a confusing movie. Why does Jonathan’s wife try to contact him
from beyond? Who are the mysterious dark figures? Why choose to
communicate using EVP? Why did Jonathan find out about things before they happened?
In my opinion, none of these things are properly explained in White Noise.
The movie itself is made up of some genuinely suspenseful set
pieces, and you’re left wondering what the hell is going on most of the
time. However, you’ll walk away confused and wondering about all the
loose ends that didn’t get tied up at the end.
Does anybody know who or what the ‘mysterious figures’ were supposed to be? Aliens? Ghosts? Answers on a postcard please…..