SORRY, CHARLIE (2023) Reviews of horror thriller

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‘He’s quite the gentleman’
Sorry, Charlie is a 2023 American horror thriller film about a remote helpline volunteer who is targeted by a stranger who lures women from their homes with a recording of a crying baby.

Produced, directed, edited by and co-starring Colton Tran from a screenplay written by executive producer Luke Genton.


The movie also stars Kathleen Kenny, Maria Olsen, Marisa Brown, Olivia Khoshatefeh, Rory Uphold, Kyle Kittredge, Travis William Harris, Cathy Marks, Antoinette Gelmont, Carlos Sanz, Connor Brannigan, Henri Douvry, Jordan Jude, Hannah Preut, D’Arquoia Connor, Zachariah Guin, Kyle Kamphaus and Monrok.

Sorry, Charlie may seem to be made in the cloak of the slasher, but it’s more about grief, adjusting after a horrific event and trying to move past it. We don’t all get to so violently deal with our trauma, but Charlie sure does.” B&S About Movies

Sorry, Charlie is an impressive feat of risk-taking for Tran and Genton. They’re asking their viewer for a lot of trust throughout the film’s more predictable beats, and those who invest in Sorry, Charlie will get that satisfaction. It’s just up to the viewer to decide if they’re willing to do just that.”  Dread Central

Sorry, Charlie is like a stalk-and-slash movie with lots more of the former than the latter, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it is pretty obvious from the get-go where everything is headed […] I would recommend it for Kenny’s performance and to see which side of the fence you fall regarding the big reveal.” The Good, the Bad and the Verdict

“Most viewers will enjoy the pacing of the second half of the film. Though it’s too hard not to see what’s coming. A twist of a twist of a twist could throw this film over the edge but it would possibly miss out on the point.’ ★★½ Horror Movies Uncut

Sorry, Charlie has a run time of 75 minutes, but the exposition-heavy first half might make it seem longer for some viewers. The second half definitely embraces more of the dread and anxiety associated with isolation. With the familiar set-up of stalker and prey, the film follows a predictable direction but still ends with a nice surprise.” Nightmarish Conjurings

“I am curious to see how women will react to this film. The subject material is certainly the stuff of female nightmares, but whether Charlie is a compelling enough protagonist to overcome the sense of exploitation usually assigned to this kind of content would be enlightening for me. From my point of view, Charlie is a winner.”


Sorry, Charlie had it world premiere at the 2023 Popcorn Frights Film Festival in August 2023.

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