Trailer Watch: The Calling

The second line of spoken dialogue in this trailer goes “I’ve never seen anything like this.” Really? I have. Dozens of times in fact. Se7en, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Untraceable, Prisoners, The Bone Collector, Kiss the Girls, Twisted, Copycat, and from there it only gets harder to name them because they’re all so generic. A ritual serial killer taking out the lonely and isolated in working class America; a nut job that seeks to bring back the end times with lost religious incantations, a killer that starts targeting the detectives looking for him. Hell, even HBO’s True Detective and BBC’s Messiah fall into this blueprint. Original? No. Serviceable? Possibly. Entertaining? We’ll see.