When a Stranger Calls (1979)

When a Stranger Calls (1979)

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The thriller that made the phrase "the calls are coming from inside the house" popular. A teenage babysitter is put under a constant state of fear when a psychopath repeatedly threatens her over the phone.

1979Rating: R1697 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Fred Walton ('Hadley's Rebellion', 'April Fool's Day')
Writer:
Steve FekeFred Walton
Cast:
Carol KaneCharles DurningColleen DewhurstTony Beckley

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When a Stranger Calls (1979) | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

More than anything else, When a Stranger Calls resembles a good, old-fashioned grade B thriller.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The gimmick behind When a Stranger Galls is a scary one, but it's been played for more than it's worth.

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When a Stranger Calls (1979) | Release Details

When a Stranger Calls (1979) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.