When a Stranger Calls
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Suggested MPAA rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense terror, some violent images, thematic material and brief nudity

a nude man briefly sits on the floor, you only see his backside (including buttocks) and chest.

a few images of a man with his clothing soaked in blood.

a brawl, where a man is pinned down and punched repeatedly

a gruesome discussion of how a man killed his victims (verbal only, nothing shown on screen)

There is some language in the film

a young woman (her age is never definitely stated, so she may or may not be underage) pours herself a glass of alcohol.

glasses and bottles of alcohol shown on a few occasions; very brief scene of adults at a party, glasses of wine at a restaurant, another scene takes place in a bar

a character smokes a cigarette in a scene

The opening 20 minutes are very creepy and intense as the psycho torments a teenage girl.

The teenager now grown up recieves a call from the killer while in a restaurant.

The final 10 mins are intense.


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