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The Caller (2011)

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A young divorcee is getting her life back together by moving into an apartment. But what will she do when a strange person repeatedly calls her, and threatens to change her new life around?

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Matthew Parkhill

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Sergio Casci
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rachelle Lefevre ... Mary Kee
Stephen Moyer ... John Guidi
Lorna Raver ... Rose Lazar
Ed Quinn ... Steven Campbell
Luis Guzmán ... George
Lydia Echevarria Lydia Echevarria ... Old Woman
Aris Mejias ... Young Woman
Gladys Rodríguez Gladys Rodríguez ... Concetta Guidi
Sunshine Logroño ... John Guidi, Sr. (as Emmanuel Logrono Molina)
Brian Tester ... Attorney Kirby
Grace Connelly Grace Connelly ... Dr. Hain
Alfredo De Quesada ... Attorney Davis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonardo Castro Leonardo Castro ... Fire Dancer
José Cotté José Cotté ... Social Services Clerk (as Jose Cotte)
Cordelia González Cordelia González ... Judge
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Storyline

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

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Some calls are best left unanswered.

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Thriller

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Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Puerto Rico

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Klisi apo tin Kolasi See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$229,746
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Rachelle Lefevre and Stephen Moyer are both famous for playing vampires. Moyer portrays Bill Compton in True Blood while Lefevre portrayed vampire antagonist Victoria in Twilight and New Moon. See more »

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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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EVERY SINGLE PRAYER
Performed by Unkle (as UNKLE) featuring Gavin Clarke (as Gavin Clark)
Written by Gavin Clarke, James Lavelle, Pablo Clements, Aidan Lavelle
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Refreshingly unpretentious but easily forgettable
12 December 2011 | by scarletheelsSee all my reviews

Mary (Rachelle Lefevre) moves in to an apartment complex in Puerto Rico to escape her abusive ex who is none too happy about the divorce or the restraining order placed against him. Soon after, she's plagued by a barrage of phone calls from someone who identifies herself only as Rose. Slowly, their casual conversations veer toward an ominous direction, and one by one, people around her start dying or disappearing after she tries to cut off contact with the deranged caller.

If you have the patience to wait out the first 20 minutes, The Caller is a decent, straightforward mystery and suspense type thriller with reasonable acting and the welcomed absence of any CGI. Most of the scenes are shot at night or in Mary's dimly lit apartment, adding to the overall gloomy and grim tone. The movie is meant to inject you with fear, not with a quick jab to the jugular but, via a slow and steady stream. The borrowed time alteration theme from Frequency has its pitfalls - don't over-analyze and you won't be bothered by the plot holes.

A refreshingly unpretentious flick that relies on old school horror techniques (no gore or guts, no obtrusive soundtrack, no deafening sound effects) but, sadly, easily forgettable.


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