Masters of Horror: Sounds Like
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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.
I picked up this episode on DVD mainly because it was directed by Brad Anderson who directed "The Machinist" and "Session 9", both wich are excellent, creepy, movies. Anderson proves again with "Sounds Like" that he truely is a master of horror. Great directing, acting, and story telling. Out of all the Season 2 DVD's to be released so far this is one of the best. This is a have to see episode of Masters Of Horror for anyone who likes outstanding horror.
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.
I could go on about the cinematic felicities in this feature: Chris Bauer's incredible portrayal of an average family guy wracked with guilt over his sons death, and suffering from increasingly sensitive hearing that imposes a sort of aural claustrophobia. (Bauer played the degenerate psycho in '8mm', is now carrying a major role in TV's 'True Blood', and carried off a short but intense role at the end of season 2 of Murder One that more or less seals his credentials for playing sympathetic psychotics). There's Brad Anderson's taught directing, which provides just enough detail and narrative to tie up all loose ends, something he mastered so well in 'The Machinist'. His commentary provides a detailed look at how he selected this story for adaptation and insight into working with the American and Canadian production staff.
The only caveat concerns the amount of blood spilled in this film. If you come to Masters of Horror for splatter, you'll find this film very sparing in the use of knives and blood loss. This is as close to psychological horror as MOH has come but a welcome development as far as I am concerned.
Finally, if you like this film, by all means check out Anderson's feature film 'The Machinist'. It's an incredible foray into a guilt-laden head trip like this one and shows the director and lead actor (Christian Bale) in fine form. Released shortly before production began on 'Sounds Like ...', it was probably responsible for signing him up for MOH. Get both of these while you can.
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This is a great movie from a great series glad i found it to add. The movie itself is very graphic but very well donePublished on April 4, 2013 by robbie mcclure
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movie was good, item was as described when received. good story line as well.
Really good. Kind of like Vault of Terror or something from The Twilight Zone. I wasn't a fan of the ringing and scratching noises. Read morePublished on March 21, 2012 by Jenny
not as bad as The Damned Thing or The V Word, this episode has a main character who isn't totally one dimensional, i guess it's conceptually a little... Read more
I enjoyed this MOH installment. The reason I liked it was due to it's very original storyline. It is about a man who discovers he has superior hearing when one day he hears an... Read morePublished on October 16, 2007 by Jay