Director: Alex Noyer
Writer: Alex Noyer (Screenplay)
Starring: Jasmin Savoy Brown, Lili Simmons, James Jagger, Tessa Munro, Dana L Wilson, Kamia Benge
Plot: Alexis recovered her hearing during the brutal murder of her family when she was ten. The visceral experience awakened synesthetic abilities in her and started her on an orphaned path of self-discovery through the healing music of brutal violence. She goes on to pursue a career teaching and experimenting to find new sounds. She is supported and loved by her roommate Marie who is unaware of the dark secrets behind Alexis’ unique music and the part she unknowingly plays. Faced with the likelihood of losing her hearing again, Alexis escalates her pursuit of her masterpiece through gruesome sound experiments and devastating designs. She won’t let anything stop her not even love.
Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Sound of Violence starts as we see how a young Alexis sees a brutal murder of her mother as a child, this will trigger something in her, giving her a new way of hearing, unlike anything she has been through before.
As a student Alexis (Brown) is working on a new latest project to find a new type of music, one with Marie (Simmons), but as Alexis starts losing her hearing again, she is turned towards a more violent approach to create sound, one that will leave bodies to create her perfect art.
Thoughts on Sound of Violence
Thoughts – Sound of Violence is a crime horror following one person’s desperate attempt to keep their hearing, which can only happen when they experience great violence in their life. This will play out following what will become a serial killer creating new designs, which could easily be compared to Saw with the devices to create sound. Where we will get the difference is by the mixing of the sound for her music, isn’t understood by anyone else, which will only drive them further down the dark path. This is a movie that will use brilliant effects to create the devices, with the final scene being one of the most memorable sequences in the film, with the pure disturbing factor of what had been created. The performances are strong with Jasmin Savoy Brown playing the jilted figure of Alexis right on the edge, while the typical best friend performance from Lili Simmons, is everything it needs to be. This is going to be one that isn’t the most comfortable to watch, but will be one talked about for the creations involved in the film.
Final Thoughts – Sound of Violence is a disturbing but captivating horror movie.