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|A Dead Calling|
Actors: Alexandra Holden, John Burke, Sid Haig, Leslie Easterbrook, Bill Moseley
Director: Michael Feifer
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
When a supernatural force causes Elizabeth, a young story editor for the local paper, to investigate an old house, she finds herself to be the only hope for a family of long dead ghosts yearning to tell the story of their ... more »
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Joella S. from WHITEWRIGHT, TX
Reviewed on 7/8/2011...
Interesting for what I would call a B movie. If you like ghost type movies give it a try.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nicole W. (sterju3) from SCRANTON, PA
Reviewed on 8/8/2009...
ok so we all love the devils rejects, look who's in it...well it's mamma firefly, otis and captain spaulding, wow it must be good! WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear my kids could have made a better movie in my back yard! The camera work and sound were just rotten.. The acting was horrible, the plot was old and done numerous other times....I swear the lead actress covered her mouth so many times to stop herself from laughing at this movie while she was making it....thank goodness I saw it for free on fearnet or I would have paid someone to take it from me....
5 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
A Psychological Slasher Ghost Story
Madelyn Pryor | Mesa, AZ United States | 02/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's always fun when directors and writers mix genres. Mixing several tried and true horror themes (Slasher/Thriller/Ghost), A Dead Calling slowly unveils a woman's twisted past, which is coming back to claim her present.
The movie doesn't start off slow, though. Within the first five minutes the first murder has occurred, and you rarely go through 15 minutes of film without another slaying. Needless to say, by the end there is quite a body count. In the background of all this gore there are victims not quite ready to die, a house riddled with secrets, and a town conspiring to keep it all hidden. Plowing through all this is the job of Rebecca, a young investigative reporter.
There are many positives about the movie, not the least of which is getting to watch Sid Haig play a supportive and loving father, a departure in many ways from the character he played in House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects (of course, he was a different kind of loving father in those movies, I suppose). My only complaint is in a few ways this movie feels a bit unfinished at the end. I guess I was exspecting a final monster to pop out of the closet, so to speak.
All and all, this is a wonderful DVD, with a Hitchcock feel to the storyline. It would be a pleasing addition to a horror film library.
Slow and Fragmented
Spookee Boo | 01/17/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie had a hard time keeping my attention. It's not so bad when it comes to low-budget horror but it had it's fair share of problems. It's paced too slow which makes it boring most of the way through. Too many of the story pieces felt like they were just thrown in "just because" to me as well. It's pretty anti-climactic too. The only thing that redeems this film in any respect is the 'classic' ghost story elements. Rent it and make up your own mind but I wouldn't suggest buying this one."
A good tv movie type thriller
Nathan Christian | Pitcairn, PA USA | 08/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"But don't expect more. There aren't any real thrills like there could have been, but if you like tv movies, this might be up your alley.
The ending is a little strained like it was a rush job. A few strings were left untied, but it just seems like they forgot to tie them, not like they were hoping for a part 2."