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A Dead Calling -- When a supernatural force causes Elizabeth, a young story editor for the local paper, to investigate an old house, she finds herself to be the only hope for a family of long dead ghosts yearning to tell the story of their massacre.
A Dead Calling -- US Home Video Trailer from Lions Gate Films


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12 December 2006 (USA) See more »
In New York, the journalist Rachel Beckwith is attacked by a burglar and her fiancé Brian is murdered trying to defend her... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alexandra Holden ... Rachel Beckwith

John Burke ... Stephen Javitz

Sid Haig ... George

Leslie Easterbrook ... Marge

Bill Moseley ... Chief Murken

Caia Coley ... Mrs. Sullivan

Timothy Oman ... Frank Sullivan (as Tim Oman)
Micah Costanza ... Deputy Murken

Mike Korich ... Arnie Howard

Samm Enman ... Desk Sergeant

Shawn Hoffman ... Brian

Adair Tishler ... Mary
Matteo Indelicato ... Detective
Jay Wilkins ... Joe
Shannon Pierce Wilkins ... Mrs. Pennington (as Shannon Pierce)
Millicent Rayner ... Elizabeth
Ally Steel ... News Field Producer

Gage Hubbard ... Guy on Road
Aubrey Jensen ... Girl on Road

Kyle Red Silverstein ... Joseph Sullivan (as Kyle Silverstein)

Stan Bly ... Superior Detective
Stephanie Wyss ... Stephanie
Brad Barnholtz ... Restaurant Owner (as Brad Chance)

Michael Feifer ... Mr. Sullivan

Directed by
Michael Feifer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Feifer 

Produced by
Barry Barnholtz .... executive producer
Arthur Bonner .... assistant producer
Melvin Butters .... associate producer
Michael Feifer .... producer
Yaron Kaplan .... line producer
Ethan Wiley .... associate producer
Original Music by
Glenn Morrissette 
Cinematography by
Hank Baumert Jr. 
Film Editing by
Bryan Roberts 
Casting by
Mark Tillman 
Production Design by
Nicole Ruby 
Set Decoration by
Bianca Butti 
Costume Design by
Heather Hershman 
Makeup Department
Gage Hubbard .... assistant makeup artist
Aubrey Jensen .... makeup department head
Keri Payne .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Yaron Kaplan .... unit production manager
Will Santa Cruz .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Bonner .... second second assistant director
'Rick' Ricardo Escamilla .... second assistant director
Yaron Kaplan .... first assistant director
Dan Speaker .... second unit director
Kim Turney .... second unit director
Art Department
Merissa Lombardo .... property master
Matt Hausmann .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Sam Aronson .... sound designer
Sam Aronson .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Cain .... sound editor
Stacy Hill .... sound mixer
Marcus Ricaud .... sound mixer
Luke LaFontaine .... stunt rigger
Dan Speaker .... stunt coordinator
Chester E. Tripp III .... stunts
Kim Turney .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Devyn Allee .... dolly grip
Rob Berrey .... best boy grip
Christian H. Burton .... camera operator (as Chris Burton)
Steve Irvine .... gaffer
Christopher Preston .... second assistant camera
Lynette Privatsky .... camera data management
Rocky Romines .... key grip
James A. Seale .... key grip (as James Anthony Seale)
Matthew Thiemann .... best boy electric
Kim Turney .... camera data management
Editorial Department
Ben Edwards .... on-line editor
Allen Kelly .... Da Vinci colorist
Transportation Department
Lauren Levine .... transportation captain
Other crew
Arthur Bonner .... production coordinator
Liana Bryer .... executive assistant
'Rick' Ricardo Escamilla .... production coordinator
Russell Frazier .... main title design
Mary Shellogg .... script supervisor

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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Miscellaneous: When Rachel is preparing to do her architecture story, she is looking a newspaper clipping with a picture of the Sullivan House. The clipping is folded, but you can clearly see the headline of the story for the picture reads "Massacre at Fillmore." Later they act surprised to find the same unfolded clipping and read the story.See more »
[first lines]
Rachel Beckwith:[into camera] We asked Chief Barnholtz, and he says simply, quote, "I just can't afford to keep as many officers on the beat as I used to."
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An Awful Combination of Lame Story with Bad Acting, 5 August 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In New York, the journalist Rachel Beckwith (Alexandra Holden) is attacked by a burglar and her fiancé Brian (Shawn Hoffman) is murdered trying to defend her.

Rachel returns to her hometown Fillmore to recover in the house of her parents. Six months later, she is hired by Stephen Javitz (John Burke) to work in the local television and her first assignment is to cover the architecture of the mansions in Fillmore. Rachel is attracted to the abandoned house of Dr. Frank Sullivan (Tim Oman) and when she breaks in the house, she sees the murder of Mrs. Sullivan (Caia Coley) by Dr. Frank. She returns to the house later and also sees the murder of the journalist of the Fillmore Union Tribune Arnold "Arnie" Howard (Mike Korich). When she calls the police, she learns that Arnie died many years ago. Soon Rachel is contacted by the ghost of Mrs. Sullivan that asks her to help her family and her to find peace. Rachel decides to investigate her connection with the Sullivan's family and their house.

"A Dead Calling" is an awful combination of a lame story with bad acting. It is unbelievable how a writer can create such poor and incoherent story. The way Rachel treats her parents when the ghost of Mrs. Sullivan talks to her is unpleasant and absurd. Rachel does not grieve George, who is simply forgotten in the happy end. The exterior of the haunted house is a beautiful white mansion. The snoopy neighbor is capable to see Rachel snooping around in the house, but does not hear shots in the end. The actor that performs Deputy Murken is terrible. Dr. Sullivan kills a deputy, a man on the road and the police do not chase him. Do not waste your time watching this garbage. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "O Chamado da Morte" ("The Dead Calling")

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