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Film / The Caller

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The Caller is a 2011 supernatural thriller film. A woman named Mary Kee has set up in a new apartment and has found something charming in it: a very, very old phone. She promptly plugs it in and, soon after she starts up her new life, starts receiving calls from a mysterious woman named Rose looking for a man named Bobby.

After which, things become more and more bizarre and dangerous for Mary

This movie provides examples of:

  • Adult Fear: Very much so, when your kid, who's alive, healthy, and works with you in the shop, could be killed before he ever even grew up with you.
  • Artifact of Death: The phone.
  • Ax-Crazy: Rose
  • Bittersweet Ending: Rose is dead, but Mary can't get back the people she killed.
  • Death by Woman Scorned: Bobby, the gardener, John Guidi. Basically everyone Rose kills.
  • Evil Phone: The phone Mary talks to Rose on fits this trope to a tee. Also a Supernatural Phone, and we never do figure out why.
  • Fingore: Rose cuts off her own finger and buries it in the garden, outwitting Mary.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted, Rose murders John Guidi as a kid and attempts to do the same to Rose.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: Four men are dead by the end of the movie. Mary herself has been through hell, but she gets to live.
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  • Psycho Ex-Husband: That would be Steven. Rose also fits as a Psycho Ex Wife, except she and Bobby were still married.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Mary Kee and John Guidi, apparently because they both use the supernatural phone. Interestingly, Mary averts this later, or at least pretends to, as she states remembering no one coming to her birthday party in Rose's time due to her burned, disfigured appearance.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Rose.
  • Woman Scorned: Rose.

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