White Noise 2: The Light – a Movie Review

White Noise 2: The Light is a 2007 supernatural thriller starring Nathan Fillion and Katee Sackhoff. Nathan Fillion is Abe Dale who after witnessing the seemingly senseless murder of his wife and son, attempts to commit suicide. After being brought back from the dead, Abe soon realizes he can see a white light surrounding people who are about to die. Abe also experiences Electronic Voice Phenomena. In other words, he can see and hear ghosts through electronic devices. Abe uses his new ability to save three people but then he discovers there are consequences to saving people who are about to die.
I must say I was very impressed with the movie. I have never seen the first White Noise starring Michael Keaton. I only rented this movie because I am a big fan of Nathan Fillion. The movie was very intriguing and kept me glued to the TV. screen throughout the entire film. The movie was very emotional, had several very good creepy moments, and the ending was very satisfying.

 

I thought the plot was very original but I could be wrong because I haven’t seen the other White Noise and I don’t know much about E.V.P. I knew something was up right before Abe’s wife got murdered because she was acting funny and looked like she was about to go in convulsions. What a great twist to find out that she was about to be possessed by the devil. Abe learns that by saving someone who was supposed to die, he gave Satan an opportunity to be able to possess that person three days after that person should have died. That twist was a very intriguing concept that I haven’t seen before. It might not be a new concept but it was new to me.

My favorite scene was when Abe thinks he has stopped Kurt from killing people by setting off the fire alarm. Kurt looks normal for a moment but then he goes mad and manages to push a piano off a balcony, killing his girlfriend and bystanders. Kurt then says to Abe “I don’t think you should have saved me.” Yep, Abe figured that one out but thanks for rubbing salt in the wound. Hmmm, come to think of it, that idea is very similar to the Final Destination movies. You can’t stop death and when you do you just kill innocent bystanders. At least White Noise 2 uses that idea in a more intriguing way.

If you like supernatural thrillers, you won’t be disappointed by this movie. If you like Nathan Fillion then you will really like this movie. This movie is now on my favorite list but I doubt I will watch it again unless I am in the mood for a good cry. Yep I will admit it, I cried at the end. It was very touching. I also cry at the drop of the hat and when I run out of chocolate. I give the movie 5 out of 5 stars.