Ghosts That Give You Static Pt. 2

White Noise 2: The Light

After having his wife and young son gunned down in front of him while having breakfast in a restaurant (that’s one way of getting out of paying the bill), Abe Dale decides he can’t take the grief after three months and kills himself (booze and pills, not necessarily in that order).

Technically he kills himself. He goes through the dark tunnel with the light at the end (kinda like what a gopher might see waking up on a sunny spring morn) and his dead wife and as equally dead kid are waiting there to greet him. That’s so nice.

White Noise 2: The Light

But thanks to electricity, specifically resuscitation paddles, the doctors are able to bring him back. But Abe is changed: He can see an aura-like light coming out of people about to die. The stronger the light, the sooner they’ll kick the bucket like a soccer ball. Being a good guy, he decides to save them.

White Noise 2: The Light

It works: an old fart about to be run over by a car, a street fight that almost had another guy being tossed off a highway overpass, the cute nurse who waited on him in the hospital (she was in the process of being mugged in the parking garage).

White Noise 2: The Light

Yep, ’ol Abe is a hero now. But there are consequences to interrupting the flow of death. These people were supposed to die. By being Mr. Rescue, he’s paved the way for them to cause even more deaths (i.e., the old fart plows his van into a crowded bus stop). But it gets way more f’d up, and I mean that in a good way. There are several non-predictable, nasty twists that will have you going, “No freakin’ way, man – that is SO messed up!” One scene in particular – in a hotel lobby – is harshly awesome.

White Noise 2: The Light

White Noise 2: The Light (2007) takes its foot off the gas a bit at the end, but that’s small breakfast servings with a side of ammunition as it totally smokes White Noise (2005, sequel by name only.) You’ll have to use your brain on this one, which I was not used to doing. I have to take aspirin as my head always hurts when I think.

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