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"If you hear them coming, you're already dead."
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 5.3  (3,516)

Static is a sci-fi thriller from 2012 directed by Todd Levin starring Milo Ventimiglia, Sarah Shahi, and William Mapother. The movie is about a young couple, Jonathan and Addie, who move into a remote cabin in the woods to start a peaceful life. However, their dream of a simple life is shattered when they start experiencing strange and unsettling events that shake their sanity and threaten their lives.

The movie starts with Jonathan and Addie driving to their new home, commenting on the beautiful scenery and talking about their plans for the future. They arrive at a cabin in the woods, where they meet their landlord, Raymond, who warns them of the limited cell phone reception, unreliable power supply, and the rumors of strange occurrences in the area. Ignoring the warnings, Jonathan and Addie start settling in, but soon, they start noticing mysterious happenings around their house.

The movie takes a slow-burning approach to build up the tension and gradually revealing the horrors of the situation Jonathan and Addie find themselves in. The paranormal activity starts small, with flickering lights, mysterious dripping sounds, and unusual static on the television. At first, they try to dismiss it as the results of living in a remote area. But soon, they realize that there is something more sinister at play. As the strange occurrences escalate, they start to question their own sanity and their relationship.

Milo Ventimiglia delivers a convincing performance as Jonathan, a man struggling with the ghosts of the past and the present, who is trying to protect his wife while dealing with his inner demons. Sarah Shahi plays Addie, a woman who is slowly unraveling under the stress of the situation, becoming more and more paranoid and questioning everything she sees around her. William Mapother plays Raymond, the mysterious landlord, who seems to know more about the strange occurrences than he is letting on.

The movie's direction is excellent, with the use of natural light and the beautiful landscape to create a sense of isolation and despair. The editing and sound design are also top-notch, creating an eerie atmosphere that adds to the sense of dread and fear. The use of the static, both visually and audibly, is particularly effective, emphasizing the unnaturalness of the situation.

Static also explores various themes, including isolation, paranoia, loss, and trauma. The movie takes a thoughtful approach to these themes, portraying the characters' struggles in a realistic and nuanced manner. It adds to the depth of the movie, making it more than a simple horror movie about ghosts and hauntings.

Overall, Static is an excellent addition to the horror genre, balancing the jump scares and gore with a psychological depth that elevates it above the average horror movie. The strong performances, excellent direction, and effective use of sound and visuals make it a must-watch for any fan of the horror genre.

Static is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (3,516)