Poofhawk Rating 1-10: 8 (considerably entertaining flick)
For this Shivering Showtime Saturday, I'm giving you a review on the movie The Caller directed by Matthew Parkhill and written by Sergio Casci. Many times I looked past this film on Netflix thinking it would be a bust like When a Stranger Calls or the Scream sequels. However, one night a friend convinced me to watch the film and I was pleasantly surprised.
The story begins with a younger woman named Mary who is currently in divorce proceedings with her estranged husband and is moving into a new apartment. Everything starts alright, until she begins to receive phone calls from a mysterious older woman. This woman claims to be from the past, and it's not long before strange events begin to happen.
The Caller is not abundantly scary but is surprisingly a fine suspense movie. This film is like a horrific version of The Lake House and takes a somewhat old concept and puts a fresh twist that is both exhilarating and dramatic. It is a supernatural movie that will give you chills while filling you up with anticipation.
In conclusion, The Caller is considerably entertaining, one of the best thrillers I have seen in years, and deserves to be watched.