White Noise – Filtered

Theatrical Release: January 7, 2005
DVD Release: May 17, 2005
White Noise – Filtered


People have always searched for a way to communicate with the other side-fascinated, motivated, driven to find a way to connect with loved ones who have passed on.

Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) is the process through which the dead communicate with the living through household recording devices. These extraordinary recordings-captured by people all over the world, in their homes, with a simple tape or video recorder-seem to confirm what many of us have dared to believe: it is possible for the dead to communicate with us.

And all we have to do is listen.

Now, from Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films comes the suspense thriller that explores this very-real other-wordly communication-White Noise. Tapping into our deepest fears and most profound longings. White Noise forces us to re-examine the world in which we live and , in the process, question our most basic notions about life and death.

Michael Keaton plays successful architect Jonathan Riverss whose peaceful existence is shattered by the unexplained dissapearance and death of his wife, Linda (Chandra West). Jonathan is eventually contacted by a man (Ian McNeice), who claims to be receiving messages from Linda through EVP. At first skeptical, Jonathan then becomes convinced of the messages’ validity, and is soon obsessed with trying to contact her on his own. His further explorations into EVP and the accompanying supernatural messages unwittingly open a door to another world, allowing something uninvited into his life.

Dove Review

John Rivers, an architect, loses his wife Anna, an author, in a car accident. A strange man follows John around first outside of his house and then at his work. John confronts the man. He claims to have been receiving messages from John’s wife Anna. John doesn’t believe him at first but then decides to visit the man and see what he was talking about. After the man shows him, John becomes obsessed with it and tries to contact his wife. She is trying to tell him something and He spends his time trying to figure out what her message is. There are a few strange parts for example when John’s cell phone rings and it is from his wife’s phone. The plot moves along with never a dull moment. There are a few parts where the audience may jump at a a loud noise or a flash of shadows. The language is clean but due to the mature theme and the violence, as well as the contacting of the dead, it is not Dove approved.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: A lady falls from a balcony.
Sex: Man and woman kiss a few times.
Language: None
Violence: A lady falls from a balcony.
Drugs: Smoking.
Nudity: Lady wearing a lacy slip, a little bit see-through ( underwear shown) .
Other: Concept of the dead being able to communicate with us via EVP theme.


Company: Universal Pictures
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Producer: Paul Brooks and Shawn Williamson
Genre: Suspense
Runtime: 98 min.
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz