Tomorrow sees the cinematic release of The Calling in the UK, a major new film adapted from the novel by Inger Ash Wolfe. We can guarantee that this story will have you on the edge of your seat and chill you to the bone.
‘The Calling is that rare unplug-the-phone, skip-all-meals, ignore-your-bedtime thriller. It’s twisty, sharp and very, very creepy – and Det. Hazel Micallef is a perfectly original charmer’
– Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl
Despite a bad back, a reliance on painkillers and the occasional drink to take the edge off, Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon) leads a tranquil existence sharing a home with her elderly mother, Emily (Ellen Burstyn), in Fort Dundas, Ontario. It is the epitome of a quaint and quiet town, but all of that is suddenly upended. As the interim commanding officer of an understaffed police force, Micallef, out on a routine call, discovers the grisly body of an elderly woman. The murder is shocking in its brutality.
As Micallef and her investigative team, including seasoned detective Ray Greene (Gil Bellows) and new arrival to Fort Dundas, Ben Wingate (Topher Grace), learn of more victims in rural towns across the country, they realize they are tracking a serial killer driven by a higher calling. Dealing with small town bureaucracy while galvanizing her troops, she enlists the help of Father Price (Donald Sutherland) in her fearless pursuit of a religious madman they’ve come to know only as Simon (Christopher Heyerdahl).
The film tie-in edition of the novel by Inger Ash Wolfe is released today: