Voice-mails are received by people of their future selves being killed with the future time, date and some details to their deaths. Everyone seems to be connected as Beth Raymond (Shannyn Sossamon) starts to investigate the source, after she watches two of her friends die after receiving these voice mails. The clock is literally ticking against her after she receives her voicemail on her phone with her own voice screaming back. Beth starts to investigate the source of all of the voice mails with the help of Detective Jack Andrews (Edward Burns).
I first watched this movie when it first came out to theaters in 2008 with some friends thinking that it would be a laughably horrible horror movie. After the humorous beginning, I thought that that is all this movie would be. By the end of the movie, I was so shaken that I literally wanted to through my cell-phone away.
I decided to watch the movie again when I saw it in my local movie rental store (yes they still exist in 2016), and am happy I did. This movie is refreshingly amazing. It actually has a plot that doesn’t have too many plot holes in it!! Not only that, the sound track does an amazing job of setting the mood without too much predictability.
If you want to scare the heck out of today’s teenagers, make their phone lethal. The movie does a great job of being creepy with the right amount of gore, thrills, mystery and of course scares. Good acting, good music, good directing, and an actual plot. What else could you ask for from a PG-13 horror flick? Being a good movie for a fun sleepover or date night.
Chilling Factor- 3/5 You will definitely be afraid of the ringtone by the end of the movie.
1hr 27 minutes
Horror, Mystery, Urban Legend
Director: Eric Valette
Writers: Andrew Klavan, Yasushi Akimoto (novel), Minako Daira
Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns, Anna Claudia Talancon, Ray Wise, Azura Skye