AVClub: Every episode of The Whispers opens with a child playing, sometimes alone, sometimes on the edge of a group, but always isolated. The credit sequence shows a series of unidentifiable children, some in shadow, some in silhouette, some turned away, all alone.
On its surface, The Whispers is about children. It’s about Henry Bennigan, who lost his hearing, then his father, and who’s grateful to the unseen entity promising to restore them both. It’s about Minx Lawrence, who manipulates friends and family with ease and is just as easily manipulated by Drill. It’s about Harper Weil, who tricks her mother into playing Drill’s game, not knowing he’ll use her mother’s injury to draw her even deeper into his game.