Watch the supernatural horror film Noise in the Middle here!

Friday Fright Nights

Every day of the week, a full free movie of the day is posted on the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel — but Fridays get a little crazier and a little more fun. Start your weekend right by being pampered Friday Fright Nights† Every Friday we watch a different genre movie that you can watch in its entirety for free on the YouTube channel linked above or in the video embedded here.

Our Friday Fright Night feature this week is the supernatural horror movie Noise in the middle, which could be seen as an exploration of first experiences, fine-line walking, and douchebag characters. So let’s break it down.

First Experiences: This was the directorial debut of Marcus McCollum, who also wrote the screenplay with Glen Kannon – both received their first feature writing credits here. Noise in the middle also happens to be the film debut of a young actress named Faye Hostetter, who plays an important role that didn’t require her to provide much dialogue… and this is where we get to the idea of ​​Walking a Fine Line. Hostetter’s character is a non-verbal autistic girl, and artists and filmmakers have to be very delicate when bringing an autistic character to the screen. Do it badly and it could be disastrous. If you want to see an example of disaster, I’d point you in the direction of the 1994 thriller silent autumn† Hostetter went into Noise in the middle she went out of her way to make sure she wouldn’t do anything disrespectful while playing this character, Emmy. And I’d say she was successful because she’s believable in the part and you’re going to care about Emmy over the course of the movie too.

Of course, it’s not that hard to care about her when she’s stuck with the Douchebag character from the movie. I often find a good douchebag character very entertaining. Joe Pilato’s Performance as Captain Rhodes in George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead is a good example of this; it’s one of the best motherfuckers ever put on film, and it’s awesome to watch. But Emmy’s dad Richard, played by John Mese, isn’t the kind of bastard that’s fun to watch. I’m not saying that Mese is a poor performer. I don’t think we’re supposed to like Richard very much, so it works. It’s just so frustrating to see this man completely inept and short-tempered in his interactions with Emmy, I was hoping a vengeful ghost would appear and rip his guts out like the zombies in Day of the Dead went to Rhodes.

Noise in the middle Faye Hostetter

Oh yes, there are ghosts in it Noise in the middle† It’s not just about a father who doesn’t know how to deal with his autistic daughter or about the experimental treatment that Emmy undergoes, it also talks about Emmy as an indigo child who can communicate with the dead, the house where Emmy and Richard with a dark history, and Richard gradually turned into someone who used to live in the house, just like George Lutz in The Amityville Horror† There’s a lot going on in Noise in the middle and not everything works. But some of it does.

Here’s the summary:

After his wife’s sudden death, a grieving father of a severely nonverbal autistic girl seeks experimental therapy in which he unknowingly rents an Air B&B with a haunted history. This stirs his daughter’s psychic abilities and his personal demons. The result is a story full of tension, tension, empathy and a powerful metaphor about the Noise in all of us.

Hostetter and Mese are joined in the cast by Tara Buck, Jim Holmes, Juliette Jeffers and Tom Konkle. And I have to take a moment to say that Konkle’s new age store clerk character might just be my favorite person in the movie. All the other characters are nicer to Emmy than her own father.

So take a look Noise in the middle – it’s free after all! Go meet Emmy, maybe you’ll get the shivers from the supernatural element that surrounds her, and see if you despise Richard as much as I do.

Noise in the middle