Horror History: Friday, February 3, 2006: When a Stranger Calls was released in theaters

Fear turns to horror when a 16-year-old babysitter realizes a series of frightening phone calls that threaten the sleeping children are coming from within the house itself.

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Horror History: Friday, February 3, 2006: When a Stranger Calls was released in theaters

Fear turns to horror when a 16-year-old babysitter realizes a series of frightening phone calls that threaten the sleeping children are coming from within the house itself.

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When a Stranger Calls (1979) (Import) Available January 14

Influential horror directed by Fred Walton and starring Carol Kane and Charles Durning. In ‘When a Stranger Calls’ (1979) high school student Jill Johnson (Kane) is babysitting for a local couple when she answers the phone and is asked if she has checked the children. She initially dismisses the call as a practical joke but when repeated calls are made it becomes obvious that something more sinister is happening. Several years later, and now a mother herself, Jill experiences a similar terror. Also included is the 1993 sequel ‘When a Stranger Calls Back’ where Jill now works as a college counsellor. A student experiences a troubling night of babysitting just as Jill once did and fearing that there may be a stalker after the student Jill enlists the help of John Clifford (Durning) to try and track the stalker and end the reign of terror.

STARRING: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley, Carmen Argenziano

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