Devil May Call (2013) Movie Review

Devil May Call (2013)

2013 | R | Horror, Thriller
84 minutes /

User Score: 50/100


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Devil May Call Review

Synopsis:

A young, blind operator for a suicide hotline descends into a night of unrelenting terror when an obsessive caller turns out to be a serial killer.

Devil May Call (2013) is an American thriller horror movie that is 84 minutes long and was filmed in Los Angeles, California, USA. Director and writer Jason Cuadrado (Tales from the Dead (2008), Monstrous Nature (2009), Chalk (2006)) failed miserably at executing his screenplay. The movie is a cliche and did not do any justice to the movies it took bits and pieces from. There were no thrills or scares. I was interested in the movie for the first 15 minutes, and then it became very boring.

Devil May Call revolves around Samantha "Sam" (Corri English - Unrest (2006), Runaway Jury (2003), Holliston (2012), House of Fears (2007)) who works at a crisis hotline. Sam works for the hotline because the hotline saved her life when she became blind and did not know how to live without seeing. She likes listening to strangers and helping them with their problems in an effort to prevent them from committing suicide. Sam’s job is relocating, and she experienced a terrifying event the last night of working at the location that will close down. She worked her last night with Val (Traci Lords - Blade (1998), Excision (2012), Cry-Baby (1990)) and Jules (Tracy Perez - St. Paul (2005), East Los High (2013), A Wheel of Fortune (2012), An Ornament of Faith (2013)) and they are having a quiet night. She is also training Jess (Van Hansis - As the World Turns (1956), Occupant (2011), The Time Machine (2006), Last Night (2013)) who is Sam’s replacement.

Sam has a regular caller, John (Tyler Mane - X-Men (2000), Halloween (2007), Troy (2004), Halloween II (2009)) who feels comforted talking to her and no one else. Sam received a bone chilling call from John who feels betrayed that Sam is leaving him although she is leaving her job. Sam is the only human connection John has. Sam does not know that John is a serial killer that she has talked out of killing himself over the year. John goes to Sam’s workplace and kills Jules as she was leaving the building that in return gave him access to the building. He then found his way to the power grid and cuts the power to the building. Sam and Val did not think anything of the power outage as it is a regular occurrence. It was funny to see a grown man, John throwing a tantrum as he is heading to Sam’s office by throwing furniture around… really? Here is another one - Val has a cell phone in her pocket and forgets to use it when John was nowhere next to them. She uses the cellphone to call the police when John is in the room. Jess saves Sam from John by knocking John out. Instead of running for their lives, Jess decides to bandage up Sam’s bleeding wounds until John regains consciousness. If you really want to find out what happens next - watch the movie that I advise against.

The actors could have done a better job as well as the director. This movie was bad on so many levels that there is enough blame to go around. There was too many plot holes as well, and that did major damage.


About Devil May Call (2013)

Title: Devil May Call
Year: 2013
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Reviewer:
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 12 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 12
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Tyler Mane, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Traci Lords, Corri English, Krystal Alvarez, Phoebe Phillips, Arthur Oganesyan, Leora Kashani, Joe Cabello, Krystelle Lorraine, Andrea Vicunia, Van Hansis, Camillia Monet, Carina Aviles, Tracy Perez, Scott Thomas Reynolds
Writers: Jason Cuadrado, Wyatt Doyle
Director: Jason Cuadrado

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