Friends, I realize that we are just a couple of days away from October, but it would appear that the promise of Holiday treats are being unveiled at a breakneck pace already. Just a few days ago we had that surprise announcement about the Creepshow animated special, which will air on Shudder on the 26th of October. And now the trailer for The Call has gone live – a film that stars Tobin Bell (Saw) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) – in addition to being produced by Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination). With a title like The Call it isn’t too hard to piece together that the film involves a telephone – although as you will see in the trailer – it is a very special phone to say the least.
As to what the prank could be that appears to have cost Edith Cranston (Shaye) her life – I honestly cannot figure out. Although I do have a sneaking suspicion that some of the kids responsible, at the very least for vandalizing the Cranston home, were once looked after by both Edith and Edward (Bell) at their daycare. Which might explain why, as pointed out in the trailer, the kids have been included in Edith’s will – and why Edward is so happy to help his Wife get vengeance from beyond the grave.
The Call was directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. who worked with Lin Shaye previously on 2018’s The Final Wish. The film stars the likes of Erin Sanders (Zoey 101), Chester Rushing (Daybreak), Mike Manning (Teen Wolf), as well as Sloane Morgan Siegel (Dwight in Shining Armor). While not stated in the trailer itself, The Call is getting a release only to theaters and Drive-Ins on Friday October 2nd – so check your local listings.
On the other hand, perhaps it would be better if called your local theater and Drive-In before heading out?