Movie Review by of Horror Fuel
The Grave Caller is an interesting one, but there are some problems that seemingly keeps it from becoming a total fright flick success story…or so it appears upon first glance. For starters; the narrative unfolds unevenly due to the constant switching between the present and the events of thirty years prior. Both stories are interesting enough, and both play out as slow burns pace wise…but the transition every few minutes halts the momentum of each story, and lessens their initial impact….but read on dear readers, read on…
In a twist scarcely imaginable, those negatives up yonder don’t mean squat because as we enter the third act everything becomes topsy-turvy and nightmare logic rules the day (which as anyone that has slapped their putrid peepers on this column well knows I absolutely love). The story lines dovetail, nothing is as we were lead to believe, and maybe…just maybe, something supernatural is afoot.
As you can surmise from my rather scattershot review, The Grave Caller was a hard one to review; it started as an uneven psychological thriller and ended up an extremely well executed surrealist nightmare…so what can I say…this one pulled the rug out from under me and I loved every minute of it!