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Are You in the House Alone? (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror  -  20 September 1978 (USA)
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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.

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Gail Osborne
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Anne Osborne
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Neil Osborne
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Allison Bremer
Tricia O'Neil ...
Jessica Hirsch
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Phil Lawver
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Chris Elden
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Steve Pastorinis
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Rouillard
Randy Stumpf ...
E.K. Miller
Magda Harout ...
Malevich
Sandra Sharp ...
Pamela
Michael Bond ...
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Policewoman (as Lois Areno)
Sandra Giles ...
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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>

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Also Known As:

Luojan tähden älä ole yksin  »

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Doctor: Gail, you're at the hospital. Do you know why you're here?
Gail Osborne: [nods, crying] He raped me.
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Above average 70's TV movie
14 May 2005 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

Someone should really make an effort to find more of these old 70's TV movies and release them on DVD. I've been fortunate enough to catch "When Michael Calls", "Terror on the Beach", and this one on late-night cable showings. Others like "Bad Ronald", "This House Possessed", and "Go Ask Alice" can be obtained if you don't mind spending money in the morally ambiguous world of bootleg video sellers (or, even worse, on E-bay). Others though like the the made-for-TV slasher flick "Deadly Lessons" seem to be lost forever.

The 70's TV movies were not necessarily good, but they were often pretty enjoyable in a cheesy way. They were aimed at a more general audience than TV movies today (i.e. not just dumb, bored housewives) and they did not try to tackle any "issues". This movie actually kind of does tackle an issue (stalking and acquaintance rape), but it was really before it was an issue. It also has some pretty effective suspense leading up to the rape (scary notes, creepy phone calls, "Halloween"-style POV camera shots ). And instead of turning into a predictable courtroom drama after the rape, it ends on a rather ironic and somewhat cynical note. Interestingly, the movie was based on a fairly well-known young adult novel of the same name by Richard Peck (whose other book "If You Don't Look, It won't Hurt" would later provide the inspiration for the theatrical art film "Gas, Food, Lodging). As adaptations of young adult novels go, it's a hell of a lot better than "I Know What you Did Last Summer". I wouldn't pay $20 to an unscrupulous bootlegger to see this, but it's definitely worth watching if it comes on cable TV.


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