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Shortwave (2016)

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A modern and unrelentingly tense psychological thriller based on a theory of the origins of shortwave radio frequencies, Shortwave is an unnerving reminder that some stones are best left unturned.

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Josh and Isabel Harris, after suffering the loss of their only child, relocate to a secluded hillside research facility with the hopes of repairing their broken family. After years of trying, Josh and his research partner, Thomas, have a breakthrough involving a cryptic shortwave radio signal and its universal origins. Something within the signal resonates with Isabel and she begins experiencing seeming hallucinations and visions of distant memories. Upon further investigation into the phenomenon, the scientists fear for Isabel's health while Isabel fears the signal has attracted something sinister to their new home.

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Plot Spoiler: In the opening scene Isabel's (Juanita Ringeling) child is taken in an odd abduction case. Two years later after an attempted suicide, Isabel and her husband Josh (Cristobal Tapia Montt) live in an isolated fortress home. Josh is conducting a shortwave experiment with Thomas (Kyle Davis) attempting to contact aliens through hidden signals within the waves. Isabel hears and sees things related to the experiment. Things don't go as planned.

There seemed to be some plot continuity issues. They were talking about contacting aliens, but in reality they knew they were doing something different all along, so the conversations didn't make any sense. I still didn't figure out why the hostility either. Characters were so-so.

Guide: F-word. Solo sex. No nudity.


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