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I love a good kind of cat and mouse film, and from the movie trailer, this film looked like it was kind of nailing it - for a teen horror movie type of film. 'An evening of drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them...with deadly consequences.' Don't Hang Up is not a terrible movie at all, it's just not very original in a way.
It's quite a weird film in a way, in the sense of how you feel towards the characters, you don't warm to them at all. They are a group of teenagers who find entertainment in pranking people, and not just pranking in the way of putting cling film over the toilet seat... In the way of ringing someone and telling them there is someone in their house and their family has been taken. Pretty damn mean. Not only that, but they do that all and film it, putting it on the internet for all to see too. So, yes, these people aren't the most warming of people, least be fair.
From the start you are not a fan of the characters, as I said earlier, so when bad things start to happen, the bad part of you is kind of loving it. Until, obviously, people start to die, before then you were all over the idea of them being pranked and scared. It's one of those films that follows a simple story and one of those that you know - the whole 'teens have one before being tracked down because they did something bad' thing. It has its good moments too, moments that make you stop and watch, the story isn't that original but I would watch it again. I love cat and mouse movies, where people are played against each other, secrets come out, all that, and this film has plenty of those.
One thing I did notice about this film, the two main actors. Now, I grew up on Disney Channel, I was a massive fan that channel. The sad thing is, it was only a few years ago, when they stopped showing what I liked, that I stopped watching either of them. One programme I used to love and watch weekly, like most, was Wizards of Waverly Place, where, Gregg Sulkin used to play Alex's boyfriend. Gregg Sulkin being one of the main characters in this.
One of my all time favourite Disney original movies too is Teen Beach Movie, it sounds bad, but damn, those songs are catchy as hell. I adore this movie in a weird little, but guess who stars in it, Garrett Clayton, one of the main guys in this... So this made the movie and the fact they were quite nasty in this a bit weird, but it for one did not take anything away from the film. If anything, it made you realise that actually, they are good actors - poor Disney actors.
Don't Hang Up is not a bad film at all, it's entertaining, it's a simple story line and you can watch it easily. It's not going to win any awards, or probably go up in your top ten horror movies, but you won't regret watching it really. You won't feel like you have wasted an hour and a half and won't get it back. It might take your fancy, give it a go if you want.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..