White Noise (2005 franchise)

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  • White Noise (2005); White Noise: The Light (2007) AKA White Noise 2,

Summary

"There are nearly 7 billion audio and video recording devices in homes around the world. Everyone of them is a portal. There are on average 774 near death experiences in the USA every day. 80% of people report seeing a blinding white light before being brought back from the dead. Sometimes they don't come back alone." A pair of indirectly-related films that add a technological aspect to paranormal and supernatural investigations and phenomenon; the title refers to the neutral, random mix of "static" noise frequencies which are believed to best allow ghostly electronic voice phenomena to be transmitted, heard, and recorded.

Details

  • Release Date: 2005-2007
  • Country/Language: UK/Canada/USA, English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama, Thriller
  • Starring: Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger, Ian McNeice; Nathan Fillion, Katee Sackhoff, Craig Fairbrass
  • Director: Geoffrey Sax; Patrick Lussier
  • Writer: Niall Johnson; Matt Venne
  • Producer/Production Co: Universal Pictures, Gold Circle Films, White Noise UK Ltd.; Brightlight Pictures, Gold Circle Films
  • View Trailer: (link), (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: PG-13 (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

Very little "Lovecraftian" content, though the (pseudo-)scientific investigation and high-tech equipment are reminiscent of Lovecraft inspiration William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki the Ghost-Finder, and perhaps of some Call of Cthulhu RPG investigation styles.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

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Synopsis

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  • WHITE NOISE (2005) - An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave, becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.
  • WHITE NOISE: THE LIGHT (2007) - Following the loss of his family, a man attempts suicide only to discover upon waking that he can identify people who are about to die


Notes

Comments, Trivia, Dedication

Associated Mythos Elements

  • TO DO
  • tome: the audio recordings serve a similar purpose


Keeper Notes

  • The investigators get involved in crime investigations when paranormal researchers discover that their specialized equipment is recording ghostly clues to the killers' activities....