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HELLO? (2024)

(Digital/7 mins/Colour+B&W/UK)


Status: In Production

What happens when the woman picks up the phone in a slasher film?
Why does she - or her friends - have to die?
What would happen if there was another way?

This video essay explores the role of the landline in five canonical telephone slasher films - Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), Black Christmas (1974), When a Stranger Calls (1979) and Scream (2022). It utilises the potential of videographic criticism to imagine alternative endings for Leona, Jess, Jill, and Tara.

Made by Alison Peirse

Artwork and Soundtrack by _HEAVYLEG

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