Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Horror Review: The Caller (2011)

Troubled divorcee Mary Kee is tormented by a series of sinister phone calls from a mysterious woman. Mary tries to break off contact. But the caller doesn't like being ignored, and looks for revenge in a unique and terrifying way...

I stumbled upon this film by accident whilst doing research on another film. I decided I'd give it a viewing as it sounded quite intriguing and Rachelle Lefevre is a great actress, especially in Horror/Thriller roles.

The film starts quite slow but it's essential to the films story, the film carries on the slow paced theme which gives the film quite an unsettling eeriness, maybe it's because so many of today's Horrors are more like roller coasters, so fast paced that it's over in a flash.

The films cast is a strong one, Rachelle Lefevre puts in a great performance showing she has a bright future within the genre. We also have Stephen Moyer, better known as Bill Compton from "True Blood", his character is very similar to his role in "True Blood" just without the fangs. Maybe he's getting typecast but it's a role he plays so well.

Whilst viewing this film I felt like I was watching a long lost Stephen King film, it has the same atmosphere and dialogue that you would expect from his type of work. Director Matthew Parkhill certainly has a-lot of enthusiasm for his work and based on this film he most definitely has a great future ahead of him.

Sure there are plot holes in the film but they are easy to overlook as it doesn't really ruin the film, they are tiny plot holes that you usually see in this type of film. The only thing that annoyed me was the constant noise of the phone ringing, but that's nothing to really complain about.

This is a film you will either love or hate but I do suggest you give it a try, I found it very entertaining.

If you want to see "The Caller" trailer then just click on the video below:

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