Kelly (Rose McGowan) is a writer and a skeptic of the supernatural. As a specialist in acoustic physics she uses low frequency tactile sound-waves to debunk reported paranormal activities for her online blog. When presented a new case of a supposedly haunted subway station Kelly sets off to uncover the truth behind the hoax that involves a 40-year-old unexplained suicide. Her investigation takes her deep into the abandoned station where her skepticism is tested. As Kelly ascends into the depths of the metro's darkness she is confronted by an unforeseen evil. In the vastness, she must face her own haunted memories to find the truth and surface back into the light.
Critique de Nikayaya
There are movies whose premise is so inventive that the movie falls into place with little effort. While the concept for The Sound sounds thrilling, the movie only falls into the abyss of its own plot holes. The film starts promising as Kelly Johansen (Rose McGowan), a supernatural skeptic and blogger, visits a home complaining of nightly paranormal sightings. She deduces the origin of the so called ghosts within hours, almost comically, topping her triumph with her catch phrase “there is no such thing as ghosts.”
Back at her home she sums up her observations to her loyal readers, only to be invited to debunk yet another anomaly within seconds, a ghost sighting in an old abandoned Canadian train station. Promising her husband she would be back from international travel in time for a party that same evening (what?) she's off on her quest.
Her arrival in Canada is peppered with further information on the now abandoned train line. A woman was murdered or committed suicide there, there are sightings of a small girl, there are sightings of a lady in red, the station is built on an old cemetery, and through it all Kelly is visited by an odd caretaker, and even an odder detective.
The primary plot character is the sound itself, which later explained is the source of the sightings; unfortunately the reasoning is explained too little, and much too late to help the film. By the time you realize the true role of the soundwaves, the amount of sub stories left open leave you more confused than the science behind it all.
The Sound was a great concept in theory, much like the waves themselves. Unfortunately the dialogue and writing fell short of achieving it's true goal, to thrill us.
Seen with a private link press screening
- Note de Nikayaya: 2
Critique de adj85
Kelly (Rose McGowan) is a writer and a skeptic of the supernatural. As a specialist in acoustic physics, she uses low frequency tactile sound-waves to debunk reported paranormal activities for her online blog. When presented a new case of a supposedly haunted subway station, Kelly sets off to uncover the truth behind the hoax that involves a 40-year-old unexplained suicide. Her investigation takes her deep into the abandoned station where her skepticism is tested. As Kelly descends into the depths of the metro's darkness, she is confronted by an unforeseen evil. In this vastness she must face her own haunted memories to find the truth and surface back into the light.
Jenna Mattison dazzles in her first film debut as a writer/director. Having made an amazing comeback after a horrible accident. Jenna Mattison’s first movie proves that a strong woman lead that’s not always liked can prove to be a great watch. Her film The Sound is a powerful mix of horror and psychological thriller with great twists and turns. The Sound is being released by Samuel Goldwyn Films theatrically September 29th nationwide as well as Digital/VOD, and stars Rose McGowan (Charmed), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future trilogy), Michael Eklund (Watchmen), Richard Gunn (Netflix’s Hemlock Grove), and Jane Moffat (Mama).
Jenna Mattison bring us this great film and uses all of her talents as a screenwriter, filmmaker and bestselling novelist to make a good film. She produced the film alongside the producer of The Ring franchise and the movie will be released in theaters by MGM in 2017. The film is produced by Geoff Hart, Jenna Mattison, Allan Ungar, Michele Weisler, and Executive Produced by Cody Hackman, Mike Hattim Louie Maisano, Bruno Marino, Ben McConley, Jason Van Eman, Vincenzo Varallo, and Marino Kulas.
Her screenwriting work displayed at the Academy Of Motion Pictures Library Core Collection. Her films For The Love of Money, Fish Without a Bicycle, The Third Wish, Committed, and Gridlocked are available worldwide.
- Note de adj85: 3.5