When Evil Calls (2006)

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When Evil Calls centres around the mysterious appearance of a text message that grants the students of at Wilburn High School their wildest desires.

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 Detective Ringwald
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 Kirsty
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 Daniel's Stepdad
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In the Willburn Hall, a Sixth Form College, the janitor tells the story of the geek Samantha Neil, the outcast Headmaster's daughter, in twenty episodes. Episode 1: The Wish - An evil Djinn dressed like a clown offers a wish to Samantha. In return, Samantha should indicate two schoolmates to receive a phone call offering a wish. She wishes to be popular and her wish comes true and she dates Daniel. Episode 2: Bad Trip - A girl wishes to be prettier than the gorgeous Victoria, and she is accidentally deformed by acid in the laboratory. Episode 3: Passed Away - The unpopular Neville has acne on his face and wishes to have no spot. He is locked in a garbage can by the bully Kirsty and rats eat his face. Episode 4: Die-T - The fat boy Kenny wishes to be thin and he is pressed against a wall by a van. Episode 5: Beauty and the Geek - The alcoholic detective Ringwald comes to the college with his partner Detective Nelson to interview the Headmaster. Meanwhile, a nerd wishes to kiss the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence/gore, sexual content/nudity and language

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A True Horror Film for True Horror Fans made by a True Horror Fan!
13 June 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Having squinted hard at a less than good phone screen to watch episode one of Johannes Roberts' When Evil Calls I was more than excited to get sent an advance copy of the film to view! Ahh, the glory of the middle sized screen. Blood Splats better when its bigger. Episode one of the series was so cool. It sucked me in. Desperate to see the rest! Then finally getting to see the finished product with inter-cut scenes of fantastic Sean Pertwee and gore galore, When Evil Calls really satisfied my hunger! Director Johannes knows what he is doing with a film like this. Anyone that says different just doesn't quite get what he is trying to do.

The film should be an instant classic with horror fans as they will be able to nod to Johannes use of characters and bloodletting and his homages to horror films. I mean in this day and age of self referential film making who wants to see a horror film that isn't a nod to some other horror film throwback from the 70s or 80s. Thats part of the fun. So with a copy of 'It' in one hand and 'Wishmaster' in the other we venture into familiar territory but in a completely unfamiliar fashion.

The film is truly original in its portrayal of the narrative. Yeah we have probably seen the story before but its different this time around. We cut from Tony Scott style visuals of Sean Pertwee to the story in hand which is expertly done. The jokes never grow old and kept me laughing until the very end.

I think that what most impressed me about the film, apart from Johannes love for boobies, is that the camera work was top notch! I mean seriously. I lost count of the amount of crane shots in the film. It had such high production value and looked so slick. It was awesome! My only regret is that it wont be on the big screen! So to recap - Johannes Roberts' When Evil calls has it all! Its a great treat for the true horror fan! It kept me in great enjoyment for the whole time. Looking forward to seeing it again!


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