That is the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of LFO.
And the second. And the third.
A nerdy loner experimenting with sound discovers a frequency which allows him to plant hypnotic suggestions in those exposed to it. He then decides to try it on his new neighbors in an increasingly bizarre series of experiments.
But when he gets past his dreams of sex and power, that’s when it really gets disturbing…
One wonders whether its director, Antonio Tublen, might have seen Decoder, in which corporate Muzak tapes secretly lull restaurant patrons into gluttonous contentment (until they are turned on their creators). But it really doesn’t matter: LFO is very much its own movie and has a terrible fascination about it that Jürgen Muschalek’s film never tries to achieve.
It does, however, offer a much needed reminder to filmmakers everywhere that one can make a compulsively watchable film within the confines of a single home.
It’s just very disturbing.