Masters of Horror: Season 2, Episode 4

Sounds Like (17 Nov. 2006)

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Deeply affected by a personal tragedy, an office drone comes to realize his sense of hearing has taken on extraordinary capabilities that could drive him insane.

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Larry Pearce is a dour office worker in a phone answering company who is having problems getting over the recent death of his young son from a rare brain disorder. Larry's grief has somehow triggered his acute sense of hearing 20-fold which he can hear a whispered conversation from hundreds of feet away. But his ability soon affects his sanity as he learns he cannot control it and all efforts to block out sound are futile, which puts a strain on his long-suffering wife Brenda, who unlike him, cannot stand quiet. As as result, Larry's slow slide into insanity because of his gift/curse of sensitive hearing and inability to deal with the grief of the loss of his son, leads to more tragedy for all involved. Written by Anonymous

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When talking to the shrink, Larry says he monitors 531 conversations a day, then says "that's 2,655 times a day...". He should have said 2,655 times a week. See more »

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Painfully Sensitive Senses
28 February 2009 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

Generally speaking, I am a great fan of the "Masters Of Horror" series, but I have to add that the episodes differ immensely in quality. The greatest episodes were contributed by Horror Masters Takashi Miike ("Imprint"), Dario Argento ("Jenifer", "Pelts"), John Carpenter ("Cigarette Burns") and Stuart Gordon ("The Black Cat") whereas others were mediocre, or, as "The V-Word" and "We All Scream For Ice Cream", plain bad. This episode "Sounds Like", which was delivered by Brad Anderson, director of "The Machinist", is not one of the greatest hours of MoH, but it is doubtlessly a more than decent episode. Chris Bauer plays Larry Pearce, a guy working in a call-center for computer problems, who was struck by fate with an extremely sensitive sense of hearing. The grief over the loss of his son has only increased his hearing, which makes him struggle with insanity... "Sounds Like" is original and innovative, but, as far as I am concerned, it just isn't terribly suspenseful. Bauer is an excellent actor, and ideal for superficially square characters with borderline personalities. It is doubtlessly Bauer's great performance which is the best aspect of the episode. Overall, "Sounds Like" is not really scary, but it is original and shouldn't be missed by "Masters of Horror" fans.


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