Written by: Babak Anvari, Nathan Ballingrud.
Directed by: Babak Anvari
Starring: Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman, Christin Rankins, Brad William Henke, Dakota Johnson, Luke Hawx, and many other cast members who are not main casting.
After a bartender from New Orleans picks up a phone left in the bar he works in, disturbing and mysterious things start to unravel…
I had never heard of this film before watching it from the Netflix October Horror Calendar (day 5) and I have to say, the film ended with more questions I have than answers, as the film did not explain anything around the story, with the cockroaches running around, the screaming down the phone, and even the main character’s girlfriend somehow being involved towards the end.
This film would have been good if more explanation was given through the film to help the viewer understand what was going on, as I felt I somehow missed a huge plot point which left me with a lot more questions than answers.
The plot was all over the place, and the only thing which made sense was the fact there was some sort of ritual going on, but no further understanding than that and at the end when there was something coming out of a wound and climbing into Wills mouth, which was not seen completely due to the CGI cockroaches blocking the picture and then the end credits rolled.
I have to say, this was a very bizarre film, and did have me watching until the end, but I was not entirely sure on the story as it was all over the place, with no direction to what is actually going on, and that left me wondering what on earth I had watched, leading to further research into the film – which I will see if Heavy Spoilers, on YouTube, has done a video explaining the film, as I have no clue myself.
Overall, a good film though, just leaves the viewers confused, which is why it leaves me to not rate this film very high.
I rate this film 2 stars.