Chad Ferrin has dropped in a little bit of slasher nostalgia with his latest film NIGHT CALLER. The story follows a psychic medium (Susan Priver) who works for one of those 1-800 lines. One night she receives a phone call that puts her into the eyes of a serial killer. There is some sort of connection that she has with the killer which leads her to pursue more. NIGHT CALLER provides big late 70's gore energy reminiscent of classic films like HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW or SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE.
Don't expect any fluff in this film as each scene provides a little bit of blood that stays in line with films from the past. There won't be any awards given to the cast of character in this bunch which is fine because what they do works. Ferrin provides a lot of touching nods to horror cinema with clips from classic films like PATRICK. Not stopping there things get increasingly intense with the style of killing displayed in NIGHT CALLER. This film is not for the squeamish and it won't take too much time for you too see that. NIGHT CALLER provides big late night drive in vibes which will please some. There will always be an audience for these popcorn features. Bear in mind that also means the more "woke" horror generation will pass this over in a heartbeat. That's ok as this film is not for them it has an intended audience and that's who will thrive when seeing NIGHT CALLER.
Most of the times when you describe a film as being obnoxiously ridiculous it would sound like shaming. Not the case with NIGHT CALLER as it doesn't stray from what it's main purpose is. Lots of fun and lots and lots of gore. Ferrin knows his crowd and abides by them pretty well with this throwback slasher romp.
2.5 / 5
NIGHT CALLER stars Susan Priver, Steve Railsback (Lifeforce), Bai Ling (The Crow), Lew Temple (The Devil's Rejects), Christine Nguyen, Silvia Spross, Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet) and Robert Miano, and Robert “Corpsy” Rhine. NightCaller was written and directed by Chad Ferrin, with Robert “Corpsy” Rhine producing through his Girls and Corpses Films shingle and Ferrin producing for Crappy World Films.