Main cast: Gregg Sulkin (Sam Fuller), Garrett Clayton (Brady Mannion), Bella Dayne (Peyton Greer), Jack Brett Anderson (Jeff Mosley), and Parker Sawyers (Mr Lee)
Directors: Alexis Wajsbrot and Damien Mace
Three annoying 18-year old brats – Sam Fuller, Brady Mannion, and Jeff Mosley – have a side career of making prank calls and uploading the reactions on their very successful YouTube-clone (name changed to avoid issues with lawyers, of course) channel. Meanwhile, Sam is glum because his girlfriend Peyton is being very cool and standoffish, and she’s not telling him why she’s not heating things up with him anymore. And then, one day, Sam and his BFF Brady get a phone call from a sinister person, who has Brady’s parents hostage and will threaten to kill them if they don’t play along with him.
That’s the whole premise of Don’t Hang Up. Here’s the thing, if this movie wants to make this premise interesting, the mysterious guy – who calls himself Mr E – has better come up with fun things for the two prats to do, like forcing them to shove barbed wires up one another’s ass or something. But no, it’s all don’t hang up, don’t leave the house, just stay inside and yell at one another. This goes on for so long that I can only yawn so many times before wondering whether I’d have more fun trimming my toenails. Not to mention, the two guys are unlikable schmucks anyway, so it’s not like I’m rooting for them, I want to see them get tortured, but no, this one is all teen angst pretending to be some kind of Saw-wannabe.
Just hang up on this one, as it fails to bring in any torture porn, gore, or even halfway decent psychological thriller. Go watch Saw or something of that sort instead,
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