|The Caller (2011)|
|Starring:||Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer, and Luis Guzman|
|The Plot: Mary Kee (Rachelle Lefevre) is in the process of getting a divorce from her violent and obsessive husband. When she finds herself a new apartment, all appears to be heading in the proper direction for her. Her ex-husband however doesn’t seem willing to let things go. She continually feels as if he is spying on her and constantly fears that he may show up whenever she least suspects it. Things get even creepier for her though when a woman named Rose starts calling her house. Rose seems incredibly confused and even refers to events of the past, such as the Vietnam war, as if they were going on right at this moment. While Mary deals with these strange happenings at home, she finds herself in a growing relationship with a teacher she has met at the same night-school that she attends. At first John (Stephen Moyer) doesn’t know exactly what to think of Mary and the continual phone calls from Rose, but it begins to really seem as if Rose might be making phone calls from the distant past. With Rose becoming more and more psychotic on the phone, these two will have to do battle with a figure who is literally living in their own past.
The cast for this film will definitely lend itself to a fair number of rentals at your local video store. Although I’m not familiar with the Twilight series, Rachelle Lefevre does pop up in those films and that alone is something that would be easy to promote for any distributor. Then you throw in a key cast member on the second most popular Vampire series on the planet, True Blood, and you’ve got a title that will likely be snaked up by women of all ages! Stephen Moyer, co-star on the previously mentioned True Blood, shows up and gives the film some more added star power. Lefevre and Moyer may both be known for their roles in other horror-related media, but both treat the script with a great deal of credence and their roles never rely on horror pastiche. I particularly enjoyed Moyer here, as he is allowed to ditch his faux-Southern-accent and exudes his natural charisma. Lefevre is strong in her role and plays her character with a great deal of subtlety but never comes across as cold or distant. Rounding out the cast is everyone’s favorite supporting actor Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights, Carlito’s Way) who is every bit as lovable as he always is. Truly he is the actor I gravitated to most when I first heard about the project.