A Dead Calling
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The movie doesn't start off slow, though. Within the first five minutes the first murder has occurred, and you rarely go through 15 minutes of film without another slaying. Needless to say, by the end there is quite a body count. In the background of all this gore there are victims not quite ready to die, a house riddled with secrets, and a town conspiring to keep it all hidden. Plowing through all this is the job of Rebecca, a young investigative reporter.
There are many positives about the movie, not the least of which is getting to watch Sid Haig play a supportive and loving father, a departure in many ways from the character he played in House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects (of course, he was a different kind of loving father in those movies, I suppose). My only complaint is in a few ways this movie feels a bit unfinished at the end. I guess I was exspecting a final monster to pop out of the closet, so to speak.
All and all, this is a wonderful DVD, with a Hitchcock feel to the storyline. It would be a pleasing addition to a horror film library.
The ending is a little strained like it was a rush job. A few strings were left untied, but it just seems like they forgot to tie them, not like they were hoping for a part 2.
Following a very traumatic experience, hotshot news reporter Rachel Beckwith leaves the Big City to return home and try to pick up the pieces of her life. Moving back in with your parents is always weird, but it's especially the case when your parents are played by Sid Haig and Leslie Easterbrook. After a few months, she's ready to go back to work - but she decides to work at the local television station rather than go back to her old life. Her very understanding new boss asks her to work on a project about the architecture of some of the old local homes. Sounds pretty boring, right? Well, it would be if the first house on Rachel's list didn't house a family of ghosts somehow calling upon her to help them find peace. It seems a well-respected doctor massacred his wife and kids in the house a quarter century earlier. After witnessing horrible visions of murder most foul, I would have run out of the house screaming like a little girl, but Rachel keeps going back. Her new boss doesn't exactly believe her but he does encourage her, unlike everyone else in town.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Horrible movie. Acting was sub-par except for the lead actress. Wasn't scary...almost comical due to the terrible acting. Do not waste your time watching this.Published 10 hours ago by LD
If you have low expectations going in, this film would be just ok. It's slow, silly and fraught with CGI ghosts. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Flap
The lead actress is fine, but the rest are terrible. They keep talking about how it is a small town and everyone knows everybody's business. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Daisy Cunningham
Actually I rate it a 3 1/2. I enjoyed it but it was far from great.Published 5 months ago by Denise
Overall it's not bad except that our heroine's questioning of her adoptive parents about her background and birth mother is introduced too abruptly. Read morePublished 13 months ago by lawrence chan