Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
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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.


Brad Anderson


Mick Garris (creator), Brad Anderson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Bauer ... Larry Pearce
Matty Finochio ... Tech
Laura Margolis ... Brenda
Matthew Burgess Matthew Burgess ... Tech 3
Blaine Anderson ... Tech 2
Linnea Sharples ... Tech 1
Nicholas Elia ... Larry's Son
Grant Elliott Grant Elliott ... Doctor
Richard Kahan ... David
Robert Underwood ... Father
Jaida Kong Jaida Kong ... Daughter
Michael Daingerfield ... Jim
David Allan Pearson ... Manager
David Lovgren ... Therapist
Nimet Kanji ... Cashier


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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17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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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 »


Referenced in Unique Congratulation (2014) See more »


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An interesting episode
29 October 2006 | by NunianVonFuchSee all my reviews

Sound. Thats the key subject of this episode. A lot of different sound techniques are used throughout to enhance and show the aural assault the protagonist is subjected to on a daily basis.

He has ultra-sensitive hearing with such little things like knitting or kids skipping enhanced to a deafening level. Something is eating away at him and much like in The Machinist it starts to effect his everyday life.

Thankfully Anderson does not ape his previous classic (too soon to call it a classic?) and the story wanders a different path. Wandering is the only fault with the episode though, spending too much time showing different sounds driving Chris Bauer's character mad rather than progressing the story. Still a similar dark atmosphere is created throughout and carries through to the last shot of the movie.

Worth watching.

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