When a Stranger Calls Back Reviews
A teenager about to be off to college is babysitting a couple of children when her phone goes out. That would be the night a stranger's car breaks down, down the road, and the stranger comes knocking at the door asking to use the phone. The teenager lies and claims to call the car club and a series of strange events occur that leaves her traumatized. Once at college years later, more strange events occur to the girl leading to the teen going to the police believing the man at the house is the man at her college. No one believes her except an expert who went through the same thing. The expert tries to help the girl overcome the fear of the stranger and potentially catch the man responsible...if he exists...
"You people are the real illusion."
Fred Walton, director of When a Stranger Calls, April Fool's Day, The Rosary Murders, I Saw What you Did, Trapped, The Price She Paid, and The Stepford Husbands, delivers When a Stranger Calls Back. The storyline for this is very average and barely worth following. The drama was unrealistic and painful at times as was the acting. The cast includes Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen, and Babs Chula.
"They don't know you like I know you."
I saw this was on HBOGO and decided to watch this. This was fairly dreadful and very disappointing. There aren't many redeeming or worthwhile concepts here and most of the film felt like a reach. I recommend skipping this.
"You should get out of there...now."
not that much
but it's good if there's nothing else
What I did like. The beginning scene is very creepy. This first scene defiantly made the movie for me. It was better then the first movie's opening scene. Also I really liked the "stranger" person in this one. He was creepier than the last person. He had a friendly voice but after awhile it got very scary. He was very different and complex which I liked. The movie totally plays with your paranoia. The ending was also very creepy too and scary. I also liked that they were able to bring in the other two characters from the first film in. So I was a little surprised of this film even though it wasn't the best.
What I didn't like. So one HUGE problem I had with movie is that there was no calling at all. The most he did with phones was disconnect them. There was also some plot holes with the very end, but I can't say them without giving it away. Also with the beginning and end being great the middle was quite boring like the first movie... which made it hard to watch.
Overall the movie was just as good as the first to me.