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A very generic horror.,
This review is from: One Missed Call  [DVD]  (DVD)
One missed call opens with a creepy premise that people hear their dying words as a message on their phones a couple of days before its going to happen. It soon becomes apparent that the calls are linked by the telephones internal phone book and when the victim dies a message is sent to someone else randomly from the list.
There are a few good scares and at times it is genuinely creepy. Most of the performances are OK but don't expect to see anyone break out to become a huge star.
The problem with the film is that if feels like what it is, and that's a paint by numbers remake of a Japanese film. When The Ring and The Grudge came out they felt fresh and were both terrifying. Then we had sequels to both these and Dark Water, amongst others came along which just ended up diluting the power of the originals and they all became carbon copies of each other. The problem with one missed call is that whilst it is entertaining, it just feels very generic and is another on the production line of remakes.
Overall, One missed call is enjoyable enough, but instantly forgettable once it's over.