When a Stranger Calls
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In this thriller, a baby-sitter is terrorized by an anonymous telephone caller who turns out to be a particularly persistent serial killer. When a stranger calls to ask, "Have you checked the children lately?" teenaged sitter Jill Johnson (Carol Kane) is understandably spooked. After a series of increasingly creepy calls culminates in a request for "your blood...all over me," Jill learns from the police operator that the man is calling from inside the house. One narrow escape and two dead children later, the police capture British maniac Curt Duncan (Tony Beckley). Several… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Grim psychothriller with a few teen urban legends."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Aggravatingly devoid of suspense."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Effective suburban legend suspenser that becomes unintentionally funny by the end"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Seus vinte minutos iniciais e finais (ou seja: as seqüências envolvendo Carol Kane) são suficientemente tensos, mas o longo segundo ato que traz a investigação feita pelo personagem de Durning jamais empolga."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"I dare you to try sitting through the middle 70 minutes."
‑ Keith Breese, Filmcritic.com
"The ultimately slow-moving film is book-ended by some truly classic horror movie moments."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"Glorified slasher flick never advances beyond a great first act."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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