When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 6
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Release Date: Sep 28, 1979 Wide
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 31,983
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
Sep 28, 1979 Wide
Oct 9, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Frank di Elsi
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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.
The ultimately slow-moving film is book-ended by some truly classic horror movie moments.
Glorified slasher flick never advances beyond a great first act.
Effective suburban legend suspenser that becomes unintentionally funny by the end
Audience Reviews for When a Stranger Calls
- John Clifford: [to Tracy, about Curt's murders] After the coroner's investigation the bodies were taken to the mortuary where the undertaker took one look at them and said their bodies couldn't be reconstructed for the burial without six days of steady work. Then he asked what had been the murder weapon, because looking at the mess in front of him he couldn't imagine what had been used. The coroner told him there had been no murder weapon. The killer had used only his hands.
- Curt Duncan: Have you checked the children lately?
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