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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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Ken McIntyre

Ken McIntyre is a freelance writer who has spent years covering music and film. You'll find Ken in the pages of Total Film and here on GamesRadar, using his experience and expertise to dive into the history of cinema and review the latest films. You'll also find him writing features and columns for other Future Plc brands, such as Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazine.