Sunday, February 12, 2017

Devil May Call Movie Review 451

Devil May Call is a 2013 horror movie directed by Jason Cuadrado and starring Corrie English, Traci Lords and Tyler Mane.

Sam(English) is a blind woman who works at a suicide prevention hot line. She talks to a guy called John(Mane) and they have built up a rapport over the phone. What she doesn't know is that John is a serial killer and he calls her to try and talk about why he does what he does. A new guy called Jess is starting work and Sam is going to show him the ropes. She is leaving her job and she hasn't told John yet. Jess meets another counsellor called Val(Lords) and the three of them settle in for a night of phone calls. John calls and Val answers the phone. He doesn't want to talk to her and asks for Sam. Val tells him that Sam is busy and that he can talk to her. He gets angry and Val lets it slip that Sam is leaving and he goes mad.

Sam is upset that she didn't tell John about her leaving and he threatens her over the phone. The power goes out in the building and we see that John is outside which is not good news for Sam. He kills the receptionist first and then gets inside with her swipe card. He goes through the building, looking for Sam. He kills the security guard and then he makes his way up to where Val and Sam are. He kills Val and goes for Sam, Jess tries to save her, but he can't. John takes her off to his house to kill her.

Sam wakes up at John's house and he has her tied up. He is going to kill her. She talks to him and he allows her to keep her hands free. She touches his face and gouges his eyes out and she escapes.
This movie was okay. It is more like a TV movie and it has little in the way of gore or real scares. Interesting note:Tyler Mane who plays the killer here was Sabretooth in the first X-Men movie and Michael Myers in the Halloween remake. The ending of this film was a bit lame. She gouges his eyes out and just wanders out of the house. It seemed silly to me, but then I can be fussy about film endings!!! Anyway, I will be kind and give this one a 5/10.


Susan Leighton said...

This does sound like a Lifetime woman in peril movie. It seems like it could have been so much more. I used to work in call centers where people would routinely threaten our lives. Could have been creepier.

Amanda said...

There were many possibilities with this premise, but it just went along the safe lines thus the movie ended up pretty generic and bland. It would pass away a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon, but it is nothing special!

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