Trailer For ‘The Call’ Has Strong Horror Connections

The new horror flick The Call–due out in theaters and drive-ins Oct. 2–has a strong genre pedigree both in front of and behind the cameras.

The film–produced by Final Destination writer/creator Jeffrey Reddick–tells the terrifying story of the consequences suffered by a group of teenagers who torment an elderly couple, as reported by

The older woman and her husband–Edith and Edward Cranston–are portrayed by two horror veterans: Lin Shaye (a venerable scream queen from such standout films as InsidiousA Nightmare on Elm Street and Alone in the Dark) and Tobin Bell (John “Jigsaw” Kramer of Saw infamy).

The Call, as explained, follows the fate of the teens after the death of Edith and the revelation from Edward that the young people will inherit $100,000 from his late wife. All they have to do is make a call from Edward’s study and stay on the line for one minute.

Sounds simple, but this call will be like no other. The person on the other end is none other than Edith herself–seems she was buried with a phone. What follows is “a fight for survival, as the teens try to survive the older woman’s supernatural attacks. It’s clear she’s out for their lives in revenge for their actions.”

The movie–directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. and written by Patrick Stibbs–features Chester Rushing, Erin Sanders, Mike Manning and Sloan Morgan Siegel as the unfortunate teens.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on The Call, as well as on future horror features this Halloween season.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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