The Calling

Released 2000


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The Calling is a 2000 antichrist-themed horror film centered around a mother who fears her son's peculiar behavior will bring about the apocalypse. The film was written by John Rice and Rudy Gaines; Richard Caesar directs (Rendezvous in Schwarz, Nathalie, Im Niemandsland). Kristie St. Clair (Laura Harris) is smitten with her news-reporting husband Marc (Richard Lintern) and a baby on the way. She gives birth to a cherubic little boy named Dylan (Alex Row-Brown) who she tends to and cares for devotedly. As Dylan comes more into himself, however, Kristie begins to notice his strange behavior and his inclination to harm and do evil. As days elapse, she beings to fear her husband Marc is involved in some kind of satanic cult - one which her son Dylan leads. Is their hope of stopping Dylan before he summons everyone to hell? The Calling incorporates story elements from The Omen, Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist. A classic antichrist film you don't want to miss!moreless


Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Village Voice Pete Vonder Haar

    The Calling breathes new life into a moribund genre by touching oft-ignored themes and offering a bit of introspection to go along with the obligatory slashed throats and biblical ...

  • 40

    The Dissolve Scott Tobias

    It could generously be referred to as a character study about a detective haunted by her past, and a case that forces her to confront that past in Biblical terms. It could less gen...

  • 38

    Slant Magazine Nick Prigge

    The premise of faith-based assisted suicide as a motivating factor for a madman's killing spree is initially intriguing, but quickly revealed as solemn window dressing.

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Drama, Horror, Suspense


Supernatural, Satanic