MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 822 this week

Are You in the House Alone? (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror  -  20 September 1978 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 448 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 14 critic

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (based on the novel by)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 50 titles
created 21 Mar 2011
 
a list of 117 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 702 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 116 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie 1978)

Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie 1978) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Are You in the House Alone?.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Seniors (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Four students open a bogus sex clinic for cheap thrills and then are amazed to see it blossom into a profitable business.

Director: Rod Amateau
Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Gary Imhoff, Dennis Quaid
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story follows three teenagers through their senior year of high school in the 1960s, focusing on the star athlete of the group.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Scott Jacoby, Deborah Benson, Dennis Quaid
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young doctor, Alexandra Kendall, seeking change while recovering from a recent heartbreak, moves from Chicago... See full synopsis »

Director: Jerome Hellman
Stars: Marsha Mason, Ned Beatty, Susan Clark
She Waits (TV Movie 1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A murdered woman seeks revenge, possesses her husband's new wife.

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Patty Duke, David McCallum, Dorothy McGuire
The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie 1978)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Kay Lenz, Shelley Winters, Tony Bill
No Place to Hide (TV Movie 1981)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Amy is the Mannings only daughter. After the death of her rich father, she lives together with her stepmother. Recently she sees a man in black following her, waiting for her in her car, ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Mariette Hartley, Kathleen Beller, Arlen Dean Snyder
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Robert Stack, Vera Miles, L.Q. Jones
Terror on the Beach (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A family's outing turns out badly as they are terrorized by a gang of young thugs.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Dennis Weaver, Estelle Parsons, Kristoffer Tabori
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The crises, incidents and interactions among the employees, patrons and contestants of a country-western bar's regularly scheduled talent show.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Victor French, Candy Clark, Louise Latham
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A houswife, tired of her everyday routine, makes changes in her hair, her wardrobe and her makeup, and begins to take on the personality of a woman who had died five years earlier.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Karen Black, George Hamilton, Robert F. Lyons
The Cat Creature (TV Movie 1973)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a rich man dies, some items from a collection of his are stolen- an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and the mummy that was wearing it. The police consult scholars from the local ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Meredith Baxter, David Hedison, Gale Sondergaard
Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Movie 1972)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people, all of whom, we can only assume, are very rich, are on a plane flying to an island resort. When they land, they are greeted by a mysterious black man (Seacrist), and the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Edward Asner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gail Osborne
...
Anne Osborne
...
Neil Osborne
...
Allison Bremer
Tricia O'Neil ...
Jessica Hirsch
...
Phil Lawver
...
Chris Elden
...
Steve Pastorinis
...
Rouillard
Randy Stumpf ...
E.K. Miller
Magda Harout ...
Malevich
Sandra Sharp ...
Pamela
Michael Bond ...
Doctor
...
Policewoman (as Lois Areno)
Sandra Giles ...
Hostess
Edit

Storyline

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Luojan tähden älä ole yksin  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Doctor: Gail, you're at the hospital. Do you know why you're here?
Gail Osborne: [nods, crying] He raped me.
See more »

Connections

References Three Days of the Condor (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Are You in the House Alone?
21 July 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A young high school student begins getting creepy phone calls which eventually leads to her being stalked in 'Are You in the House Alone?". Gail Osborne is a sweet teenage girl who begins going out with classmate Steve. Eventually, she gets a phone call from an anonymous person who does the whole heavy breathing routine. It gets worse from there as Gail gets a note in her locker stating "I'm watching you". We get our list of suspects early on... is it the creepy photography teacher, Gail's current boyfriend or her ex boyfriend? Gail takes a babysitting job in town and that's when the stalker gets close and sadly Gail is raped by this person. We know who did it, and the rest of the film shows Gail trying to prove this person did this to her.

'Are You in the House Alone' is actually an important film for it's time as it tackles tough topics such a rape and women's rights. It isn't so much a horror film (like the title might make it seem) as it is a suspense/mystery movie. We spend a lot of the film trying to figure out who the stalker is. Once we find out the identity of the person, it's hard to watch Gail have to prove it to her closest friend and even the courts/police. Some of the stalking scenes were REALLY well done, and add creepiness to the movie.

The acting was very well done from Kathleen Beller, Scott Colomby, Robin Mattson and a young Dennis Quaid. Where the film lacks is it's pacing. It drags on quite a bit, and focuses a lot of the time on Gail's family issues and her father who's been recently laid off of his job. Good performances by her parents Blythe Danner and Tony Bill. I recommend seeing this 70's made for TV film for sure. It's only ever been released on VHS, but is online as well. It's a slower moving movie, but definitely has it's moments

7/10


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is NOT a Horror Film!!!! Culp111
Is it just me... Finneas_Bog
Online? glossychickcc
Next Airing Hawkins0321
Are you in the house alone? crabberlocker
Is This Based On A Book? Victoria1414
Discuss Are You in the House Alone? (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?