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A Dead Calling (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 12 December 2006
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Michael Feifer

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Michael Feifer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Holden ... Rachel Beckwith
John Burke ... Stephen Javitz
Sid Haig ... George
Leslie Easterbrook ... Marge
Bill Moseley ... Chief Murken
Caia Coley ... Mrs. Sullivan
Timothy Oman Timothy Oman ... Frank Sullivan (as Tim Oman)
Micah Brenner Micah Brenner ... Deputy Murken (as Micah Costanza)
Mike Korich ... Arnie Howard
Samm Enman Samm Enman ... Desk Sergeant
Shawn Hoffman ... Brian
Adair Tishler ... Mary
Matteo Indelicato Matteo Indelicato ... Detective
Jay Wilkins ... Joe
Shannon Pierce Wilkins Shannon Pierce Wilkins ... Mrs. Pennington the Neighbor
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In New York, the journalist Rachel Beckwith is attacked by a burglar and her fiancé Brian is murdered trying to defend her. Rachel returns to her hometown Fillmore to recover in the house of her parents. Six months later, she his hired by Stephen Javitz 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 and when she breaks in the house, she sees the murder of Mrs. Sullivan by Dr. Frank, She returns to the house and also sees the murder of the journalism of the Fillmore Union Tribune Arnold "Arnie" Howard. 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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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12 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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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 »

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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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An Awful Combination of Lame Story with Bad Acting
5 August 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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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