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* SoundtrackDissonance: "Puttin on the Ritz very " playing on the car radio as Casey wakes up in the trunk. Plus Michael bopping along to it like a normal guy rather than a psycho. Much of the nice songs playing on the car radio throughout the movie, in fact "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club is also featured while [[spoiler: Casey is getting prepped in Michael's lair where he scalps the victims]]. The upbeat harmonica in contrast with the fear in Casey's eyes as well as the setting is extremely jarring.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: "Puttin on the Ritz very " Ritz" playing on the car radio as Casey wakes up in the trunk. Plus Michael bopping along to it like a normal guy rather than a psycho. Much of the nice songs playing on the car radio throughout the movie, in fact "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club is also featured while [[spoiler: Casey is getting prepped in Michael's lair where he scalps the victims]]. The upbeat harmonica in contrast with the fear in Casey's eyes as well as the setting is extremely jarring.


* MurdererPOV: Several shots of Casey as would-she roams through the mall.

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* MurdererPOV: Several shots of Casey as would-she she roams through the mall.


* FanDisservice: Casey spends most of the film's second half in her bra. It's far from sexy however as her eye is very bruised and she's being held captive by a man [[spoiler: who wants to scalp her]].

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* CreepyCrossdresser:[[spoiler:The killer's modus operandi is to mutilate women and take their body parts to create wigs and dresses. While he doesn't have time to dress up in women's clothes in the film, he begins the torture by playing Karma Chameleon by Culture Club, fronted by famous crossdresser Boy George.]]


* AbhorrentAdmirer: [[spoiler: Michael loved his sister ...[[{{Squick}} a bit too much]].]]
%%* ActionGirl: See TookALevelInBadass below.



* ArcWords: [[spoiler:"It's already done."]]
* AbhorrentAdmirer: [[spoiler: Michael loved his sister ...[[{{Squick}} a bit too much]].]]
* ActionGirl: See TookALevelInBadass below.
* AxCrazy: [[BigBad Michael Foster]].

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* %%* ArcWords: [[spoiler:"It's already done."]]
* AbhorrentAdmirer: [[spoiler: Michael loved his sister ...[[{{Squick}} a bit too much]].]]
* ActionGirl: See TookALevelInBadass below.
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%%* AxCrazy: [[BigBad Michael Foster]].



* BrotherSisterIncest: Heavily implied. If not a physical relationship, the feelings are definitely there.
* DamselInDistress: Casey.
* DamselOutOfDistress: [[spoiler:Toward the finale, Casey does a lot of the work rescuing herself, after her would-be rescuer Jordan needs rescuing herself.]]

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* %%* BrotherSisterIncest: Heavily implied. If not a physical relationship, the feelings are definitely there.
*
there. %%* DamselInDistress: Casey.
* DamselOutOfDistress: [[spoiler:Toward the finale, Casey does a lot of the work rescuing herself, after her would-be rescuer Jordan needs rescuing herself.to be rescued too.]]



* DistantPrologue: Takes place 6 months before the bulk of the movie.

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* DistantPrologue: Takes It takes place 6 months before the bulk of the movie.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Casey.

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* %%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Casey.



* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:"It's already done."]]
* JumpScare

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* %%* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:"It's already done."]]
* %%* JumpScare



* SerialKiller: Michael.

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* %%* SerialKiller: Michael.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Jordan and Casey.
* TomboyishName: Jordan.

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* %%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Jordan and Casey.
* %%* TomboyishName: Jordan.


* DamselOutOfDistress: [[spoiler:Toward the finale, Casey does a lot of the work rescuing herself, after her would-be rescuer Jordan needs rescuing herself.]]



* FreezeFrameBonus: As Casey and Autumn walk through the mall, they pass a man who appears to be eying a window display. [[spoiler: The emphasis is on the word "appeared", because on closer inspection, the viewer realizes that it's Michael.]]

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* FanDisservice: Casey spends most of the film's second half in her bra. It's far from sexy however as her eye is very bruised and she's being held captive by a man [[spoiler: who wants to scalp her]].
* FreezeFrameBonus: As Casey and Autumn walk through the mall, they pass a man who appears to be eying eyeing a window display. [[spoiler: The emphasis is on the word "appeared", because on closer inspection, the viewer realizes that it's Michael.]]



* MurdererPOV: Several shots of Casey as she roams through the mall.

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* MurdererPOV: Several shots of Casey as she as would-she roams through the mall.



* SoundtrackDissonance: "Puttin on the Ritz" playing on the car radio as Casey wakes up in the trunk. Plus Michael bopping along to it like a normal guy rather than a psycho. Much of the nice songs playing on the car radio throughout the movie, in fact "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club is also featured while [[spoiler: Casey is getting prepped in Michael's lair where he scalps the victims]]. The upbeat harmonica in contrast with the fear in Casey's eyes as well as the setting is extremely jarring.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: "Puttin on the Ritz" Ritz very " playing on the car radio as Casey wakes up in the trunk. Plus Michael bopping along to it like a normal guy rather than a psycho. Much of the nice songs playing on the car radio throughout the movie, in fact "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club is also featured while [[spoiler: Casey is getting prepped in Michael's lair where he scalps the victims]]. The upbeat harmonica in contrast with the fear in Casey's eyes as well as the setting is extremely jarring.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: it's mentioned that the attack on [[spoiler: the gas station attendant]]. was classified as an assault, and not a homicide, when Jordan is being informed of it, although given his wounds, he may have died.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: it's mentioned that the attack on [[spoiler: the gas station attendant]]. attendant]] was classified as an assault, and not a homicide, when Jordan is being informed of it, although given his wounds, he may have died.


* WouldHitAGirl: Michael beats Leah unconscious when kidnapping her and, after [[spoiler: killing the gas station attendant]], punches Casey in the face to knock her out.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Michael beats Leah unconscious when kidnapping her and, after [[spoiler: killing setting the gas station attendant]], punches Casey in the face to knock her out.


* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted - the producers originally intended to play the trope straight by filming it in Canada, but they managed to get a tax deduction. Thus the entire movie is both set and shot in Los Angeles.

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* SlashersPreferBlondes: Both Leah and Casey are blondes.

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* SlashersPreferBlondes: Both Michael targets Leah and Casey Casey, who are blondes.both blondes. It's revealed that this has to do with his fixation [[spoiler:on his dead sister, who had blonde hair and who lost it due to chemotherapy.]]

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* BadassBystander: Juan the gas station attendant, who upon realizing that Michael is a kidnapper, briefly attempts to stop him while armed with just a box cutter. Earlier, the soccer mom who, upon recognizing Leah waving out of the whole in the trunk, calls 911 and spends a while following and describing the car for them before losing them at a turn.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: it's mentioned that the attack on [[spoiler: the gas station attendant]]. was classified as an assault, and not a homicide, when Jordan is being informed of it, although given his wounds, he may have died.


''The Call'' is a 2013 film from Wrestling/{{WWE}} Studios directed by Brad Anderson. It stars Creator/HalleBerry and Creator/AbigailBreslin.

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''The Call'' is a 2013 film from Wrestling/{{WWE}} Studios Creator/WWEStudios directed by Brad Anderson. It stars Creator/HalleBerry and Creator/AbigailBreslin.


* BatmanGambit: In order to save Leah, Jordan orders her to drop her flip-flops down her room's window and hide under the bed, thus making it look like she escaped the house and discarded them to run faster barefoot. It actually works and gets the killer to leave... until Jordan unfortunately calls Leah again, attracting him with the noise.



* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Michael will likely die the same way his cancer stricken sister whom he obsessed over did, by rotting away in a stationary position, unable to do anything.]]

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Michael [[spoiler:Michael will likely die the same way his cancer stricken sister whom he obsessed over did, by rotting away in a stationary position, unable to do anything.]]



* FakeoutEscape: Attempted by Leah thanks to Jordan's instructions--she hides under the bed in room while leaving the French doors open, making her would-be attacker think that she's managed to flee. Unfortunately, when Jordan calls her back, he hears the phone and realizes she's still in the house.

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* FakeoutEscape: Attempted by Leah thanks to Jordan's instructions--she hides under the bed in her room while leaving the French doors open, making her would-be attacker think that she's managed to flee. Unfortunately, when Jordan calls her back, he hears the phone and realizes she's still in the house.



* ShoutOut: Casey's favorite movie is [[spoiler:Film/{{Bridesmaids}}]]. Jordan says that she loves it and that she thinks she saw it about 100 times.
%%* SlashersPreferBlondes

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* ShoutOut: Casey's favorite movie is [[spoiler:Film/{{Bridesmaids}}]]. Jordan says that she loves it and that she thinks she saw it about 100 times.
%%* SlashersPreferBlondes
times (although she might be just playing along in order to comfort her).
* SlashersPreferBlondes: Both Leah and Casey are blondes.


''The Call'' is a 2013 film from Wrestling/{{WWE}} Studios directed by Brad Anderson. It stars Creator/{{Halle Berry}} and Creator/{{Abigail Breslin}}.

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''The Call'' is a 2013 film from Wrestling/{{WWE}} Studios directed by Brad Anderson. It stars Creator/{{Halle Berry}} Creator/HalleBerry and Creator/{{Abigail Breslin}}.
Creator/AbigailBreslin.



The biggest hit to date from WWE Studios. And although there ''is'' a wrestler in the cast - David Otunga - he plays a supporting role as the partner of Jordan's cop boyfriend (Creator/MorrisChestnut).

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The biggest hit to date from WWE Studios. And although there ''is'' a wrestler in the cast - David Otunga - (Wrestling/DavidOtunga) he plays a supporting role as the partner of Jordan's cop boyfriend (Creator/MorrisChestnut).
(Creator/MorrisChestnut).


The biggest hit to date from WWE Studios. And although there ''is'' a wrestler in the cast - David Otunga - he plays a supporting role as the partner of Jordan's cop boyfriend (Morris Chestnut).

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The biggest hit to date from WWE Studios. And although there ''is'' a wrestler in the cast - David Otunga - he plays a supporting role as the partner of Jordan's cop boyfriend (Morris Chestnut).
(Creator/MorrisChestnut).

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