April 15, 2024

Close Calls is Coming Spring 2017

Close CallsA new kind of psychedelic terror will soon be unleashed onto screens in Spring 2017

Close Calls features a troubled teen girl (Morgan) who is forced to stay home and tend to her crazy grandma after being grounded by her father. But when daddy leaves for a dinner date, Morgan’s paranoia heightens as she starts receiving several disturbing phone calls while dealing with grandma. Between all the phone calls, the drugs she has taken, and surprise visits from some unexpected guests, Morgan now thinks everyone around her is out to kill her. And to make matters worse … she keeps forgetting to give grandma her meds.

This upcoming feature-length horror film from S & Drive Pictures was produced, written and directed by S & Drive’s founder, Richard Stringham, who started the independent production company in Sherwood, Arkansas. Vowing to make a retro horror piece that tipped its hat to heroes like Bava, Argento, Hooper, Craven, Kubrick, and Lynch … Stringham assembled a local team of Arkansans to force Close Calls into existence. He also joined forces with Volumes of Blood creator P.J. Starks, who signed on as Associate Producer for the project.

The film, which is currently in post-production and slated for an early 2017 release, will feature an original synth-driven score by Grammy Award winner Rocky Gray (formerly of Evanescence; soundtrack for The Barn), and special makeup effects by visual FX artist, Les Galusha (Contracted).

Utilizing synthwave music, practical effects, and sets constructed on a soundstage, Stringham has promised that Close Calls will not just be a retro throwback film, but a film that offers a refreshing take on old-fashioned visual storytelling.

You can read more about Close Calls on IMDb and follow the film and S & Drive Pictures through Facebook. Check out the trailer and some stills below.


I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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