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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?

Director:

Matthew Parkhill

Writer:

Sergio Casci
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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 ... 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The story originally existed as a 25 minute one off television program for BBC Scotland. The cast had consisted of two actors only, and only one of them was ever on screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Don't Pick Up the Phone: The Making of the Caller (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

EVERY SINGLE PRAYER
Performed by Unkle (as UNKLE) featuring Gavin Clarke (as Gavin Clark)
Written by Gavin Clarke, James Lavelle, Pablo Clements, Aidan Lavelle
Courtesy of Surrender All Ltd
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Excellent and well made!!! Another proof that reviewers here cannot be trusted. Perhaps the most underrated Horror film in history.
1 December 2012 | by nitzanhavocSee all my reviews

So it's official, I either don't understand this site, or I don't understand the way people who vote/rate here think. The Caller just might be the most underrated Horror film of 2011, or even ever! So please let me start by recommending that you don't let yourself miss out on it, as you could easily find one million films that would be less fun to watch.

The plot is realistic and relatable, slightly feminist but not in an annoying criticizing way (I hate seeing socio-political agendas and messages in fiction films, regardless of what they are). Mary has recently left her abusive husband and is now living alone in a new apartment. Great acting by Rachelle Lefevre, who is very different than your usual "blond with blue eyes" in Horror films.

As for the story - one of the best most original ideas I've ever seen in a Horror film. Perhaps the idea has been done before, but it's been a first time for me. Many Horror films attempt to make the audience scared and uncomfortable by relating to the terror and despair that are felt by the characters. The Caller does that in a remarkable way that is both original (even if not ground breaking) and immensely effective! That's the way to connect cross-time from Sc-Fi to victim control in Horror!

The cinematography is slightly disappointing, and some of the shots simply appeared a little amateur, as if done by someone not very comfortable with a camera. However, the profound audio effects really make up for it, I really liked them! And to top it all - not one of the annoying overused cheats appear! No visible silicone breasts, no death on account of car not starting, not even an inability to communicate due to a cellphone having no signal! Not to mention there's no use of the corny "sudden loud music to make you jump". There are a few scenes with quiet, close-up and then sudden noise, but delicately and gently done.

All in all - I don't like rating films too high, nor too low. I always look for shortcomings on account of being a pretty easy grader. The Caller, in my opinion, deserves a heck of a lot more recognition and compliments than it's been given. I loved every second of it, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a truly well made Horror film.


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$229,746
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