When A Stranger Calls details
|Starring:||Colleen Dewhurst, Rachel Roberts, Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Ron O'Neal|
|Studio:||LIGHTHOUSE DVD DISTRIBUTION|
When A Stranger Calls
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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For Christ sake just check the children!By Clucky from Cardiff, Wales , 11 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The opening sequence of a young woman alone at home being harassed by a sinister telephone caller will probably be associated by most movie goers with the 90?s film Scream but that scene was inspired by the beginning of the above title.
However, the opening is probably the only memorable part of the film, which lags somewhat in the middle and suffers visually from a very poor film stock. That said it does pick up in the last 10 minutes or so and will probably serve has a passable film for fans of 70s Horror. 3 out of 5.
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Not greatBy Ellie85 (19 reviews) from London , 13 Sep 2011I had nightmares after this film but i promise you it was not that scary! Really dated and some parts were completely pointless.....I wouldn't watch it again....but when i'm babysitting it does flash through my mind! The acting wasn't great and after the first 15 minutes the film seemed abit pointless if im honest :(
find the off button...By a customer from Enfield , 04 Nov 2009A terrible waste of time and can highly recommend the off button. Dire script that has no rhyme or reason. If you could understand the babysitters persistence with answering the phone and ignore the children, perhaps you can you understand how and or why this killter manages to track her down with her husband many years later on a night they decided to go out to a restaurant. Absolute rubbish, wooden acting and half lit sets all make for a truely bad film.
Horrific (not in a good way)By sanjuro4 (6 reviews) from London , 22 May 2009Right, firstly yes, the opening 20 minutes are pretty good. The first sequence is suspenseful, well directed etc. But unfortunately it's all down hill from there.
The film actually becomes laughably bad at points. It picks up a little at the end, but generally it is boring and poorly written and acted.
If you want to see the opening sequence then go find it on YouTube, don't waste your time renting the DVD, you'll be dissappointed.
poorBy bboy (1 review) from Atherstone , 27 Dec 2008really bad film well disapointed
Not as good as the originalBy a customer from West London , 25 Dec 2008I rented this version to see what the directors could add to the original, tightly-plotted story - however, I was disappointed. The lead character - Camilla - seemed nice enough as the young girl who is the killer's chosen victim, but after a few minutes, her manner (and especially the way she says 'thank you') started to grate on my nerves. The whole escapade felt a bit pointless, and my family and I kept wondering why 'Jill' didn't ask her employers how to switch on the lights. I found myself yearning for the subtle acting of the shocking, pitiful, murderous killer of the original, Tony Beckley. All in all, a fair try, but I did wish I could shoot the girl myself by the end, just to put me out of my misery. :)