Review: Dead Air (2021)

Dead Air

Release Date: February 19, 2021

Run Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes

Reviewed By: Adam

Cleaning out the home of his newly deceased mother, William (Kevin Hicks) stumbles across some belongings of his father, who died when he was just a boy. Among his father’s things, he discovers an old ham radio and, fascinated, attempts to use it. Over the airwaves, he stumbles upon a strange woman, Eva (Vickie Hicks), who suffers from paranoia and agoraphobia, and hides a dark secret of her own. Wary at first, she slowly begins to thaw, and they strike up a distant friendship – their respective radios the only thread that connects them.

But Eva isn’t the only thing that comes to him through the radio. Something desperate has stirred, attempting to reach William, to take hold of him and pull him into the shadow world of memories best left forgotten. The two worlds collide, and William is rushed down a path that is paved with deceit, lies and an awful truth, a truth that pulls him into a world of darkness from which he cannot escape.

Dead Air isn’t a movie that’s going to blow your doors off, but damn… that was more twisty turny than I anticipated. A nice, easy hour and a half. I actually found myself getting caught up in the story.

Sometimes when the director is also the lead actor, it shows… big time, but in this instance I honestly wouldn’t have guessed it.

The acting, however, was B/C level acting, but I think that actually helped in a weird way. Made the characters feel more relatable.

If you like a good mystery, its worth a watch.

Dead Air is now available on iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox.

Reel ROB Rating: 6.25 out of 10 stars

Post Credits Scene: No

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