Hey folks! Cobrak here with a clip from The Call for you.
Coming to theaters tomorrow, October 2nd, this Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell led film looks fairly creepy.
Set in the 80's (I'm guessing, because one of the characters has a dangly cross earring in their left ear), The Call is a tale of some teenaged dickheads messing with the wrong elderly couple one night by throwing rocks through their windows. Obviously these sympathetic kids are meant to be our doorway characters into the film, since which one of us never cut a caper with their friends by smashing some poor old couples windows out one night? After the old woman dies, the husband and ghost-wife team up to dish out some rotary phone style revenge. Offering each dickheaded teen 100,000 tamales to chat on the phone with the Casper-fied crone for one minute, the old man sets their vengeance in motion. Maybe you should read the official synopsis then check out the clip below:
Four Friends. One Phone Call. 60 Seconds to Stay Alive. In the fall of 1987, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple after a tragic accident occurs in The Call. Needing only to make a single phone call, the request seems horribly ordinary until they realize that this call could change their life…or end it. This simple task quickly spirals into terror as their worst nightmares become reality as they enter the realm of The Call.
(Cobrak breaking in here: Turns out I was right about the 80's setting!)
I don't know what going on there, but it seems like it may be leading to a rather baleful situation for our young heroes. Very baleful indeed.
I've never seen Shaye or Bell not bring their A-game, and it looks like they get to shine as the terrifying old folks in this one. On top of that, it looks to be well filmed and have an original idea, which is something that's always nice in a horror film. I, for one, have high hopes and can't wait to check this out tomorrow.
On a side note, this could be the scariest thing Lin Shaye has done since uttering the most stomach churning line in film history as the disgusting, sex-craving landlord in Kingpin: "What is it about good sex that makes me have to crap?... You really jarred something loose, tiger."
Almost 25 years later, and that's still disturbing my little peabrain. If The Call can be half as unsettling as that scene, it'll be a winner in my book.
Keep it cool,