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The Calling review

Detective Sarandon

Some unknown maniac is slicing and dicing citizens of the sleepy, snowy Ontario town of Port Dundas. The mysterious killer leaves his victims in ritual poses, revealing a religious motive. It’s up to boozy, pill-gobbling detective Susan Sarandon and big city rookie gumshoe Topher Grace to unravel the demented plot before the body count gets any higher.

More character-driven than gory, The Calling is a slow-burner, but it’s laced with pitch-black humour and appealing character quirks. When it finally arrives, the ending’s agreeably bonkers. Think Fargo with a slasher-movie twist.

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