this afternoon Bloody-Disgusting went one-on-one with the beautiful co-star if Warner Bros. Pictures’ One Missed Call, Shannyn Sossamon, who talks about the technology in the movie, the scary atmosphere and also has a quick message for B-D readers. Read on for the skinny and check out the film in theaters January 4, 2008.
Warner Bros. ONE MISSED CALL follows a group of girls who get a cell phone call where they hear themselves die. What’s interesting about the film, which is slated for release next year, is that it was filmed before the iPhone was even announced. So the question is, will the film be outdated by the time it hits theaters? While at the San Diego Comic Con B-D talked exclusively with star Shannyn Sossamon who chatted briefly about the how this film is timeless, “With the phones that are used, this doesnt feel like a technological movie… it feels timeless and bare,” she explains, “The cell phones themselves are simple looking. They’re not like computer technology where [the actors] go `oh, here on my phone cam’. ” She elaborates that only one girl gets a video of her death on her phone.
The imagery of the hallucinations are creepy… there are a lot of life-like doll (ghosts) figures randomly placed everywhere,” she explains, “It’s scary and beautiful at the same time… [there's] a lot of disturbing imagery like that.”
Before she headed off to her other interviews she had one message for B-D readers, “Stick through the film, the end is REALLY scary!”
What will it sound like when you die? In “One Missed Call,” a chain of people receive terrifying cell phone messages of their own final fatal moments. Though the messages can be deleted, their number is up. Beth Raymond (Shannyn Sossamon) is traumatized when she witnesses the gruesome deaths of two friends just days apart. Even more disturbing, she knows that both of them had received chilling cell phone messages–actual recordings of their own horrifying last moments. Impossibly, the calls were received days before they died, but each death occurred precisely when and how the messages foretold. The police think Beth is delusional–except for Detective Jack Andrews (Edward Burns) whose own sister was killed in a freak accident that bears a strange similarity to the deaths of Beth’s friends. Together, Jack and Beth work feverishly to unravel the mystery behind the ominous calls. But even as they get closer to the truth, Beth’s cell phone begins to ring with an eerie tune, and the readout says One Missed Call…