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Final Caller (2020) Movie Review

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Final Caller – Loud and Aggressive

Director: Todd Sheets

Writer: Todd Sheets (Screenplay)

Starring: Douglas Epps, Rachel Lagen, Alexander Brotherton, Jack McCord, Jane Plumberg, Antwoine Steele

Plot: Roland Bennett, an obnoxious late-night radio personality specializing in the supernatural is not having a good night. A visit from his soon-to-be ex-wife brings divorce papers to the station. A boss is listening in due to complaints, and a call from self-proclaimed serial killer “The Outsider” who threatens to kill a woman live on the air. Being live on the air tonight will spell death for all involved

Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Final Caller starts when short-tempered late-night radio host Roland (Epps) prepares for his latest show. Wanting better guests in his call-in show, losing his temper at anyone. Leading to his producers Jessica (Lagen) and Jason (Brotherton) getting tired of his behaviour.

The show gets an unusual call from a man calling himself ‘The Outsider’. He has been killing women, calling in for these kills to be live, threatening Roland if he doesn’t follow his rules.

Thoughts on Final Caller

Final Caller is a horror movie that follows a radio host dealing with a serial killer on the line. As the killer looks to continue his rampage, on the radio where everyone can listen. Meanwhile, there is a twist waiting to happen in the story.

This movie wants to capture some of the magic ‘Pontypool’ had, only to miss the mark. Having the killings recorded on air. The story works well for concept and idea. Although it focuses too heavily on the special effects for the kills. Trying to make them as graphic and uncomfortable to watch as possible.

The movie does go out of its way to be something that is aggressive and against everything, people would expect. It is in the storytelling and the character and his entitled mindset.

Final Thoughts Final Caller is loud, aggressive and doesn’t care what you think.

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