Raymond (Shannyn Sossamon) experiences
deaths of her two friends of just two
days apart after she discovered that her
two friends have received phone messages
on recordings of their own voices on
their deaths foretold in which they die
from horrible accidents and then a small
redlike ball falls out of their mouths
and a detective named Jack Andrews
(Edward Burns) tries to help Beth and to
discover why these deaths are happening.
But even Beth's cell phone rings an eerie
tune displaying that it was a one missed
call and she risks her own life when she
tries to save others from being murdered
in which her surviving friend named
Taylor Anthony (Ana Claudia Talancon) is
being paranoid that she could be next
since everyone else thinks that they're
delusional but then they are encountering
ghosts and deadly spirits arround them
wherever they go.
This piece works in marvellously with some jumps
and great suspense. There's a good
beginning with a woman standing near her small pond in
her back yard leaning down near the water
after her cell goes off in which we have
some good camera shots focusing around
her and towards the water when she's
feeding her fish in the pond. A nice
jumping moment with a hand grabbing her
into the water which was great and quick.
We spot a nice shot circling around Leann Cole when she listens on her cell
phone and has a shocked expression.
She doesn't seem convincing when
she talks nervously on her cell near a
railroad track walking on an overpass yet
there was nice suspenseful shots with a
train coming as well as a nice shot on
her about to fall off.
Nice shots on Det. Jack Andrews looking
at a corpse and trying to find some
situations about it.
There's a good conversation between Beth Raymond and Brian Sousa as well as a good shot on him walking by
a street almost getting hit by a vehicle
with him still talking to her when he
walks back and fourth on the street which
makes you really cringe wondering if
something is going to happen to him.
We have nice shots on Taylor Anthony in a church
ceremony with crazy events happening
around her as well as demonic looking
We spot a good flashback sequence with a child cutting Laurel Layton's hand in
their room and then Mrs. Ford acting wicked towards this child which looked disturbing.
We have some good shots on Beth running
upstairs or looking around as well as a
great surprise attack by a strange woman tackling her down.
There's also a good shot on Jack peeking through a peephole of a door and Beth telling him not to in a panicked
voice which was well done and leaving a
good impression someone will stab his
There's also a great shot on Beth screaming and being dragged with the
camera rolling in on her.
Bottom line is that this is a great american
version on the 2003 Japanese version of
this flick and I hope a sequel will arise
like the Japanese one did. There's lots of jumps and twists in the
film which almost reminds me of the film Final
Destination. It is shocking during the beginning of
the film and it keeps you wanting for
more if you like scary films that offers
supernatural events. The story shows a good struggle about
surviving deadly incidents when a cell
phone is activated showing a missed call
which looked creative making you think
that cell phones can be deadly.
The acting is in a
descent shape as Shannyn
Sossamon (Beth Raymond) puts alot into her role
showing her frightened emotions,
intensity and her screaming actions. She
was so full of energy in her character. She does a good job
pleading not to hurt her during a scene when she's being attacked.
Edward Burns (Det. Jack Andrews) had the right looks and
attitude to play the role of a detective
so he gets good credit for that plus knew
how to portray his character.
Talancon (Taylor Anthony) does her job well as a
spooked one terrified on being the next
vicitm for a near tragic deadly accident. Also does well having a panic
attack towards someone else about
what's going to happen.
scarred looking corpses.
The composing was
very effective with some wind effects and
hissing sounds too along with the odd
creepy keyboard sounds too composed by Reinhold
Heil and Johnny Klimeck.
Sousa: It's all in your head, Beth.
Cole: That's not my ringtone.
Raymond: [to Leann after hearing
her voice mail] That's your voice.