Preview: The Caller

We have the trailer for Matthew Parkhill’s supernatural time-traveling horror which arrives on DVD/Blu-ray October 24th. It stars Twilight’s Rachelle Lefevre and True Blood’s Stephen Moyer.

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The Caller might have come and gone in British cinemas without anyone really noticing but it is set to get a new lease of life on home video. Set for release 24th October, the film stars Rachelle Lefevre who plays the recently divorced Mary Kee. Mary finds an old telephone and begins to use it. It isn’t long before she starts to receive strange phone calls from a mysterious woman who claims to be calling from the past. The phone calls become increasingly more troubling so Mary cuts all contact with Rose. But the woman becomes enraged and threatens a terrible revenge – she will kill Mary not as she is in the present but as a child in the past.

The Caller makes me think of Frequency – the great little fantasy film starring Dennis Quaid and James Caviezel. In the film, Caviezel uses an old ham radio to speak to his father in the past. Since his dad died thirty years previously during a warehouse fire, Caviezel instructs him how to avoid the event. But in saving his dad’s life they inadvertently change history so that Caviezel’s mother becomes a victim of a notorious murderer operating at the time. It sounds complicated but it is a lot of fun. The Caller’s history-changing phone calls reminds me of Frequency as if it were crossed with Fred Walton’s When A Stranger Calls.

The film has been released on a limited basis around the world, debuting in April 2011. But it is hoped it will find a new lease of life on home video. Michael Gingold of Fangoria liked it, saying “The Caller is one of those movies that sneaks up on you…The movie may seem like it’s going to be a generic domestic thriller at the start, but by the time it reaches its conclusion, it has ventured into some pretty uncompromising places.”

The Caller is released on DVD/Blu-ray October 24th in the UK.Read our full review here

The Caller – Trailer:

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    Dave Reply

    how is that this trailer is so awful but I still really want to see this film???

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