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One Missed Call

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In some ashy, unnamed American city, college student Beth Raymond (Shannyn Sossamon) finds herself at the centre of a dark and unsettling mystery. It seems all of her friends are receiving bizarre voicemails from beyond the grave; after listening to said missed calls, they mysteriously croak. Sound familiar? One Missed Call is yet another misfiring American J-Horror remake filled with lovely-looking teenage airheads and not so ‘terrifying’ images – like dead babies holding cell phones (yes, really). Based on Takashi Miike’s 2003 low-budget spookshow Chakushin Ari and directed with vulgarian flair by French TV specialist Eric Valette, it’s ponderous, scare-free and looks like it was soaked in brine for weeks. Even the ethereal beauty of simmering It girl Sossamon can’t save this wretched, accursed mess. Don’t call us...

 

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    • ProjectJames

      Jun 19th 2012, 19:18

      4

      Thoroughly enjoyed One Missed Call, despite all the horrid reviews it got. Shannyn Sossamon delivers an engaging performance, that at times is a bit off key, but she does a good job as she battles against a supernatural force. Enough gruesome deaths and short sharp shocks to satisfy horror fans.

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