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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Camilla Belle
Molly Bryant
Katie Cassidy
Tommy Flanagan
David Denman
Directors
Simon West
Screenwriters
Jake Wade Wall
Running Time
87 minutes

When A Stranger Calls
Remake of the babysitter horror. Isolated houses and teenage girls don't mix.


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When A Stranger Calls

Plot
Babysitter Jill (Belle) is terrorised in an isolated house by calls from a menacing stranger. When the police trace the line, it turns out that the homicidal maniac is very close by indeed. The frightened teenager has to put up a fight to survive the night and protect the children she’s watching over.


Verdict
What you expect from 1970s horror remade by Simon West — loud, noisy, flashy but too rarely chilling.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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