Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Caller DVD Review

'The Caller' DVD Review, Written by: Karen Benardello

Building believable and exciting suspense and anticipation between a protagonist and antagonist in a thriller is usually the most important part of the plot. But rarely showing the enemy as she battles the hero, as seen in the supernatural thriller 'The Caller,' which is now available at select Long Island Redbox locations, is a risky move that surprisingly paid off. Director Matthew Parkkill forgoed a continuous stream of intense stunts to instead focus on building the characters' backstories and personalities.

'The Caller' follows the recently divorced Mary Kee (played by Rachelle Lefevre), who is eager to start a new life in a different apartment, away from her abusive ex-husband Steven (portrayed by Ed Quinn). Mary begins to receive strange phone calls from a mysterious woman, Rose (played by Lorna Raver), who's asking for someone who she believes still lives in the apartment. Mary initially connects with Rose, as the two discuss their abusive relationships.

But when Rose reveals she's calling from the past, Mary is anxious to stop contact, as she doesn't want to believe she's being contacted by someone from 25 years earlier. Mary begins to ignore Rose, and starts to build a relationship with Professor John Guidi (portrayed by Stephen Moyer) instead. Annoyed that she's being disregarded, Rose starts taking revenge on Mary.

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