A switchboard operator at work, circa 1945. Frankly, this image alone is satisfactory to give me stress-related nightmares. (Photo: Welgos/Hulton Archive, Getty Images)
Unfortunately, it’s no longer a remake of Witchboard, which may well be both hilarious and amazing, nonetheless Switchboard will assign a period plod on one in all alarm’s most effectively-passe tropes: the killer who loves talking on the phone almost as grand as he loves taking lives.
As the Hollywood Reporter reveals, Switchboard tells the tale of a younger switchboard operator within the late 1940s who “finds herself communicating with, and probably targeted by, an active serial killer. As their conversation intensifies, she begins to position a query to her safety, her sanity and, ultimately, her very reality.” It’s written by Devon Grave and apart from Matt Reeves, the movie’s producers consist of Steven Schneider, whose many alarm credit ranking consist of the Paranormal Activity collection.
Latest sci-fi indie The Vast of Night made great exhaust of its switchboard-operator character, who’s uniquely plugged into the goings-on in her 1950s small city — something that is available in handy when things start getting bizarre. And as any alarm fan will command you, maniacs appropriate adore hanging out on the phone — mediate When a Stranger Calls, Black Christmas, and the Scream collection. There’s no notice yet on who may explain or star, nonetheless Switchboard sounds adore it may have potential to be a chilling, stripped-down thriller.