Sound of Violence (2021) Review

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Sound of Violence (2021) Review

Horrorific content by DemonicThrasher on November 04th, 2021 | Movie Review | Slasher, Home Invasion, Killer, Psychological, Madness, Medical, Thriller

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Sound of Violence is a 2021 slasher film in which the lead character uses violence to create music.

Sound of Violence was directed by Alex Noyer and stars Lili Simmons (from Bone Tomahawk), James Jagger (from The Deep House) and Hana Mae Lee (from Phobias, The Babysitter: Killer Queen and The Babysitter).

Her Music Kills

Sound of Violence (2021)

Written and directed by Alex Noyer in his directorial debut and starring Jasmin Savoy Brown, Lili Simmons and James Jagger. Sound of Violence is a fun slasher to watch, with an idea that takes inspiration from films such as A Bucket Of Blood (1995) but changing it enough to feel original and not just a copy. The film is a refreshing take on the Slasher genre with the film taking place mostly during the day and isn’t about a supernatural unstoppable killing machine that kills for the fun of it but instead takes what's great about the genre and gives us a fun film with some entertaining deaths including perhaps one of my favourite kill scenes in modern times, along with a 20-something year old female killer whose story doesn’t come from the typical revenge aspects that we’ve come to expect in a horror film with a female lead.

Taking the best of 80’s 90’s horror and combining it with modern day society, the film doesn’t take itself too seriously but does suffer from this in some aspects, making the film fall from great to cult classic potential. Jasmin Savoy Brown does a great job of portraying the troubled lead who just wants to experience the effects of her synaesthesia again to create music and to use this experience to keep her hearing. Because of this she’s not an experienced killer and makes mistakes you wouldn’t expect a seasoned killer to make, such as leaving the bodies where she killed them.

Lili Simmons also does fantastic in her role as Alexis’ best friend, Marie, even though she is a bit of a cliché. This film differs in many ways from most slashers as the kill count isn’t very high, though the brutality of the kills makes up for that. It’s a very beautiful looking film, especially the synaesthesia effects, and this makes the film a very fun watch. However the film does have some flaws which kind of drags the film down. The police don’t do much and seem to be added last minute to pad out the run time, though this doesn’t affect the pacing of the film as it doesn’t feel like it’s dragging in any part nor does it feel rushed. Another flaw is the ending in which it leaves open the possibility of a sequel but works enough if no sequels are made.

Worth Watching?

A fresh take on the genre, along with some great, brutal deaths, Sound of Violence is a fun, neatly contained slasher that contains just about everything a horror fan could ask for, while being original enough to not bore us with repeated clichés that every horror fan should watch at least once.

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