Destructoid writes: "People like to criticize cheap scares, but I frankly love them. A slow walk down a dark corridor followed by a shameless "BOO" moment works every time. Don't get me wrong, creepy psychological horror is great, but sometimes you just want something to jump from behind a bush and scream at you.
This is why Calling looked so promising. It is a shameless collection of Japanese horror cliches -- long black hair, scary little girls, sentient dolls -- and an equally shameless purveyor of cheap thrills and by-the-books shock tactics. Unrefined, unoriginal, but certainly a laugh."