When I first started watching this movie, I was under the impression that this was going to be another movie like When a Stranger Calls. Though I liked that movie, I didn't really want to watch another remake of it. So after the first phone call, I was taken by surprise that it was an elderly woman calling Mary (Rachelle Lefevre). Her voice is very creepy, but she was still able to trick Mary into continuing to speak with her, probably because she is just a "sweet old lady". It wasn't until the third phone call that we discover that the caller, Ruth, is a woman who lived in Mary's new apartment a long time ago and that she is calling from the past. Ya know, like that new show Frequency where the main character talks to her father from twenty before.
Now, this whole "calling from the past" thing doesn't really sit well with me. I mean, yeah it is a movie, but still - totally implausible. Regardless, this movie had some good "horror movie" aspects about that made it worth watching. Anytime someone tried to help Mary get rid of this caller, they ended up hurt or dead. Ruth is a pretty smart woman to be able to hurt older Mary from 30 or so years before the present.
cool scene to watch (even though it looked excruciating) because you could only see present-day Mary with her healed burns appearing down her entire side.
Nevertheless, Mary has to figure out a way to get rid of this Caller so that she can't bother or hurt her anymore (or anyone else in the future for that matter). I will say, that she figures out a way. And I think it's pretty clever.
One thing I didn't really understand is the role that Mary's ex-husband has. Is he just another thing that the film uses as a scare-tactic? Or is it being used as a back story so in the end Mary can end up having the same story as Ruth? One more thing, why is there always a dog in horror films? I spend most of my time worrying about the dog while watching movies - I think all your writers and producers should knock it off so I can worry about the main character instead. Kay Thanks.
I'm giving this movie a "Liked It."
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"