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The Voices

By Bobby LePire | May 1, 2020

Directed by Wesley Alley and Bradley Fowler, from a script by Fowler, the horror-thriller The Voices should not be confused with the underrated Ryan Reynolds dark comedy of the same name. Title aside, the two movies could not be any more different in both story and atmosphere.

The Voices begins after Grace (Amanda Markowitz) ends her engagement when discovering that her ex-fiance cheated on her with her best friend. Now, Grace is staying with her older sister Catherine (Victoria Matlock) at their dad’s cabin. Catherine demands that her sister does not interrupt her daily routine.

“…Grace becomes convinced that she hears voices…”

Said routine is one of the things that helps Catherine keep sane, as she suffers from “mild” mental health issues. Grace’s presence seems to worsen this, though, as several times at night, she hears her sister talking as if a child and Catherine just blanks out or says nonsense during some conversations with her. Eventually, Grace becomes convinced that she hears voices as well. Have the stresses of their lives caused the sisters to crack? Is the cabin haunted? Is there something more sinister at work?

Before the review properly begins, a quick note. Of the three posters I saw while doing baseline research for this movie (IMDb, etc.), two of them have major spoilers on them (at the bottom of this page is the sole one not to). I am shocked that those designs were considered good to go, as they reveal twists of the third act. So, if you want to watch this movie after reading this review, please avoid the posters if possible. Side note for this side note: I watched two trailers as well, and neither of them contained any spoilers. Now, on with the show.

The Voices (2020)

Directed: Wesley Alley, Bradley Fowler

Written: Bradley Fowler

Starring: Amanda Markowitz, Victoria Matlock, Lin Shaye, Juilana Sada, Brendan Sexton III, etc.

Movie score: 7/10

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"…avoid the posters."

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