Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 10/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This dark episode plays like more of a TWILIGHT ZONE than most of the other entries, but it's disturbing in its portray of massive grief and man's tendency not to really listen. Chris Bauer stars as Larry Pearce, a supervisor at a software support call in center, whose loss of his young son to heart disease has left him surly, cold and insensitive. Laura Margolis plays his submissive wife who is eager to have a son to replace their loss. Unfortunately, another component of Pearce's grief is his supersensitivity to sound where in any noise is overwhelming, leading him into a gradual maelstrom of madness.
Bauer is quite good in assaying the difficult role, very convincing as he descends into violence and madness. A good entry in the uneven series."
One of the best MOH stories!
John Lindsey | Socorro, New Mexico USA. | 12/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
Larry Pearce (Chris Bauer) is just your average computer tech supervisor who just lost his son. He has a special supernatural kind of hearing that lets him hear from very far away especially when he listens to conversations on the phone by his staff at work. However this kind of ability is driving him to the brink of insanity as he can't stands no more especially his griefstruck over his son's death.
A stirring and disturbing psychological horror thriller from Brad Anderson (Director of "Session 9" and "The Machinst") is a smart and startling story. It's one of the more "Twilight Zone"-ish stories on the TV Show as it gives us a character and social study about what it is to be someone else's own world of noise. The acting is quite good and has one hell of a disturbing ending.
This DVD includes two featurettes, photo gallery, script and audio commentary."
May be the best MOH episode
Jason A. Greeno | San Diego, CA USA | 11/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Brad Anderson, while still very young, is proving himself to be truly a master of horror. "Session 9", "The Machinist" and now this. Dang. It's great. Don't expect a balls-to-the-wall horror extravaganza, and you will like what you get. This is more Alfred Hitchcock than Lucio Fulci. Paced well, cerebral, and sounds great. Highly recommended."