Horror icon Lin Shaye gets her revenge from the grave in the first look for The Call, which Cinedigm will open exclusively in theaters and drive-ins nationwide on Oct. 2.
The trailer shared on Vimeo opens with Shaye — best known for playing Elise Rainier in the Insidious franchise — and husband (Tobin Bell) declaring their love.
But then a group of friends, seen tormenting Shaye’s character in her house as they suspect she’s a witch, get a shock. The sinister woman has died and her husband forces them to make a phone call to receive $100,000 from her will.
“Who are we calling?” one of the friends asks. “My wife. She made me bury a phone with her,” Tobin’s character replies.
When they dial the number, a voice at the other end picks up, and the trap is set as an innocent teen prank quickly spirals into terror as the four friends enter the realm of The Call.
The Voltage Pictures and Cinedigm fright fest from director Timothy Woodward Jr. also stars Chester Rushing, Erin Sanders and Judd Lormand. Shaye’s other credits include The Grudge and Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
Bell is best known for his role in the Saw franchise as John “Jigsaw” Kramer in all eight movies.
The Call was written by Patrick Stibbs and produced by Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick, Stibbs, Zebulun Huling, Gina Rugolo, James Cullen Bressack and Randy J. Goodwin. Executive Producers include Nicolas Chartier, Jonathan Deckter, Matthew Helderman, Joe Listhaus, Drew Ryce, James Shavick, Kirk Shaw and Luke Taylor.