A Near Death Experience [aka Voices]

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.1  (391)

A Near Death Experience [aka Voices] is a psychological thriller film that was released in 2008. The movie stars Amy Acker as a woman named Allison who has recently survived a near-death experience. Following the incident, she begins to hear voices in her head that she believes are the spirits of the dead. Allison has always believed in an afterlife, but her encounter with death has sparked a newfound curiosity in the spirit world. She becomes obsessed with the idea of communicating with the dead and starts to attend psychic readings and séances. However, her obsession soon turns into a nightmare when the voices become more persistent and start to take over her life.

As Allison's mental state starts to deteriorate, her husband Roy (played by Steve Cumyn) becomes increasingly concerned about her well-being. He consults with a psychiatrist, Dr. Anne Craig (Bronwen Booth) who suspects that Allison may be suffering from schizophrenia. Despite her husband's protests, Allison continues to delve deeper into the mystery of the voices.

The film is shot in a dream-like style, with muted colors and hazy visuals that help to create a sense of disorientation and detachment. The sound design is also exceptional, with the voices that Allison hears frequently overlapping and interrupting each other. This helps to convey the confusion and chaos that she is experiencing.

Overall, A Near Death Experience [aka Voices] is a haunting and thought-provoking film that explores the human fascination with death and the afterlife. It is a slow-burn thriller that keeps the audience on edge as they watch Allison's mental state spiral out of control. The performances from the cast, especially Amy Acker, are outstanding, and the direction from writer-director Alexandre Aja is masterful.

Despite the film's title, A Near Death Experience [aka Voices] is not a horror film in the traditional sense. While it does have some creepy moments, it is more of a psychological drama that focuses on the internal struggles of its main character. It asks some profound questions about the nature of reality and the existence of an afterlife, but it never loses sight of its main narrative.

If you are a fan of slow-burn thrillers or psychological dramas, then A Near Death Experience [aka Voices] is definitely worth checking out. It is a unique and engaging film that will leave you thinking long after the credits roll.

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    1 hr 29 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.1  (391)