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Screener Squad: The Call

The Call Movie Review


In a small town somewhere in the 80s, four teens torment an elderly woman at night, throwing rocks through her windows. Edith Cranston (Lin Shaye) formerly ran a child care service out of her voluminous home but when one of her charges, the younger sister of one of the vandalizing teens, went missing, many pointed to her as the cause. Well, Edith has had enough and she kills herself, but with the Obi-Wan goal of becoming MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE. Her husband Edward (Tobin Bell) contacts the teens with an offer: come to the house and I’ll give you $100,000 but only after you, one at a time, ascend to the top floor of this very spooky manse, go to a room with an antique telephone, and call the number next to it. You see, Edward buried a phone with Edith and she has a few things left to say to her tormentors and oh, such sights to show them. If only this movie had shown Chris, Adrian, and Lewayne any sights worth seeing. Check out their review here.


DIRECTED BY: Timothy Woodward Jr.

STARRING: Lin Shaye, Tobin Bell, Chester Rushing, Erin Sanders, Mike C. Manning, Sloane Morgan Siegel, Judd Lormand, Randy Charach




Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.



Adrian El Critico (Screener Squad)

Though born and raised in Chicago, this film critic is Mexican to the bone. Adrian has been watching movies since he was a child, many of which might not have been age appropriate. Still, he couldn’t get enough. All throughout his life, friends and family would look to him for his recommendations and reviews on whatever films had come their way. Inspired earlier in life by the likes of Ebert and Roper at The Movies and then later, Adrian decided film criticism and analysis provided a great outlet to further his love of film. He began to craft his reviews and thoughts on film in ways he thought would be accessible to devout film hounds as well as the casual viewer. Mixing in jokes, entertaining observations and robust critical analysis, Adrian El Critico may be new to OneOfUs, but he is already making a name for himself on our site. If Horror movies are your thing, get ready to hear his voice.



Lewayne White (Screener Squad)

Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.




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