When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls

By Simon West

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 2006-02-03
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 26min
  • Director: Simon West
  • Production Company: Davis Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 993 Ratings


To Jill Johnson (Camilla Belle, The Ballad of Jack and Rose), it was the perfect babysitting job. The parents were away. The fridge was stocked. The children were tucked into bed. But then the phone rings and an ominous voice asks, 'Have you checked the children?' Locked in with the lights out and the curtains drawn, a panicky Jill phones the police, who trace the calls ' only to inform her they're coming from inside the house. And as the frightened teenager goes upstairs to check on the children, Jill's quiet night of babysitting is about to turn into a nerve-shattering nightmare of suspense, horror and dread.




  • Awesome Scary Movie

    Very good scary movie! A teenage girl who is babysitting for the family of a wealthy doctor (the house is gorgeous!) gets repeatedly taunted by calls from a killer. I watched the original When A Stranger Calls from the 70’s and this one is way better!
  • Loved it!

    By Demitrean_
    I loved this movie growing up especially around the time when having a babysitter was a big deal.
  • A good, creepy horror movie

    By KingArthur1972
    I’ll never understand how this movie has such bad ratings. I love it, and I love how you feel isolated and trapped in that ultra modern house along with the main character. I also love how nature sort of becomes a character with the wind and the lights flashing from outside
  • Seriously?

    By Blurryface2017
    You have to have a low iq to actually think this movie is good let alone scary. It’s just so stupid.
  • Amazing !!!

    By JaquelynCq
    Loved this movie
  • Good movie

    By NikkiBaby8008
    This movie was pretty good.

    By danielrrojas
    Horrible acting and boring as hell. If I could give a zero star rating, I would.
  • This movie is good

    By KbCheetah
    This movie is good and ok. But I kind of liked it in a way.
  • Terrifying!!!

    By 10noremac10
    It was really frightening and had many clever suspense scenes but it is pretty short.
  • Boring, slow, and just downright BAD

    By ThePilgrim96
    I've never seen the original 1979 Fred Walton film that this movie was based on, but I didn't think I had to, considering that as a movie, it should be good enough to stand on its own. Boy was I 1000% WRONG. Boring, boring BORING! That's all this was for 87 minutes. Unfortunately, as are most teen-directed, modern day horror flicks, once again we the viewing audience are treated to no character development from our lead stars, incredibly rushed and boring exposition, and almost zero suspense. Seriously, how long does it take to actually show the stalker?!? I get that it's supposed to also be based on "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs", but that would work much better as a 10 - 15 minute short film, NOT an almost hour and a half film. Hang up on this one, folks, and just read a good book instead.