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The Calling (Susan Sarandon) - Preview

The Calling

Preview by Jack Foley

ACADEMY Award® winner Susan Sarandon (Best Actress, Dead Man Walking, 1996) leads an all-star cast in the thrilling murder mystery film, The Calling, which will be available on DVD on February 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

This spine-tingling tale chronicles a small town detective (Sarandon) on the hunt for a terrifying serial killer with a higher calling.

Co-stars in The Calling include Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, 1975), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games franchise), Gil Bellows (House at the End of the Street) and Christopher Heyerdahl (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2).

This uniquely entertaining murder mystery is based on the popular novel The Calling by Inger Ash Wolfe, which was voted one of the “Best Mystery Books of 2000” by Publisher’s Weekly.

Thriller fans can go deeper inside the dark mystery of the film with the chilling bonus featurette, Divine Intention: Making The Calling, giving a unique look at the making of this highly original new serial killer murder mystery.


Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon) leads a quiet life with her mother (Ellen Burstyn), her painkillers, and an occasional drink. But when she checks on an ill neighbour, she stumbles upon a gruesome murder that shatters her peaceful existence.

With the help of a fellow detective (Gil Bellows) and a transfer cop (Topher Grace), she unearths a series of similar killings across the country. When a local priest (Donald Sutherland) suggests a link to an ancient ritual, Hazel focuses her search on a religious madman with a deadly higher calling.

The Calling is best described as a journey to the shadowy landscape between faith and fear.

Directed by Jason Stone, The Calling was written by Scott Abramovitch, based on the novel by Inger Ash Wolfe.

The Calling has a run time of approximately 103 minutes and is rated 15.

Win The Calling on DVD

To celebrate the release of The Calling on DVD on Monday, February 16, 2015, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who wrote the book upon which The Calling is based?

Simply send the answer to The Calling competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email