When a Stranger Calls
When a Stranger Calls (1979)

When baby-sitter Jill Johnson receives a number of threatening phone calls while on the job, she discovers that her young charges have been murdered. Although the police capture the deranged murderer before he can slaughter Jill as well,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 9, 2001
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Grim psychothriller with a few teen urban legends.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Aggravatingly devoid of suspense.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Effective suburban legend suspenser that becomes unintentionally funny by the end

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com

I dare you to try sitting through the middle 70 minutes.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

The ultimately slow-moving film is book-ended by some truly classic horror movie moments.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Glorified slasher flick never advances beyond a great first act.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This was originally based off of a short, which is the first twenty minutes of the film, and it obviously shows. The creators tried to build off of it, but lost… More
AJ Verser
A terrifyingly realistic slasher movie, starring Carol Kane, who gives a fantastic performance. This is a great horror movie, and I recommend seeing it.
Alex roy
When a Stranger Calls is a pulse pounding horror film. This is one of those films that use suspense to build effective horror to create the tension on-screen.… More
Adam Mahler
Like two movies strangely fused together. The first is the better one, although Carol Kane has a strange accent and seems kind of distant for a teenager. It… More
Lee ?
After being locked up for seven years in an insanse asylum for murdering two children, a psychotic Englishman escapes his confines and is loose on the streets… More
Cassandra Maples
When a Stranger Calls" is a somewhat entertaining horror-suspense-thriller that starts off great, loses steam in the middle, then comes back for a good… More

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