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Writers (WGA):
Fred Walton (written by)
Steve Feke (based on characters created by) ...
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Release Date:
4 April 1993 (USA) See more »
Before there was "Scream," there was... the stranger.
A young babysitter, all alone in the house with two children asleep above, is bothered by a stranger. Unfortunately, the phone's dead... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Carol Kane ... Jill Johnson

Charles Durning ... John Clifford

Jill Schoelen ... Julia Jenz

Gene Lythgow ... William Landis
Karen Elizabeth Austin ... Skid Row Woman (as Karen Austin)

Babs Chula ... Agent
John Destry ... Detective 1 (as John Blackwell Destry)

Duncan Fraser ... Club Owner

Jenn Griffin ... Club Girl 1 (as Jennifer Griffin)

Gary Jones ... X-Ray Technician
Terence Kelly ... Medical Examiner

Michèle Lonsdale Smith ... Center Woman 1 (as Michele Lonsdale-Smith)

Kevin McNulty ... Dr. Schifrin
Sheelah Megill ... Center Woman 2 (as Sheelagh Megill)
Rebecca Mullen ... Club Girl 2
Bobby Stewart ... Detective 2

Jerry Wasserman ... Detective Brauer
Cheryl Wilson ... Mrs. Schifrin

Meredith Bain Woodward ... Realtor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Mitchell ... Actor (uncredited)
Jarrod Thalheimer ... Frat guy #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Walton 
Writing credits
Fred Walton (written by)

Steve Feke (based on characters created by) and
Fred Walton (based on characters created by)

Produced by
Doug Chapin .... executive producer
Barry Greenfield .... supervising producer
Barry Krost .... executive producer
Tom Rowe .... producer
Original Music by
Dana Kaproff 
Cinematography by
David Geddes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Byron Lloyd 
Casting by
Patrick Rush 
Production Design by
Chris August 
Art Direction by
Clyde Klotz 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Wilcox 
Costume Design by
Mary E. McLeod  (as Mary McLeod)
Makeup Department
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda .... hair: Miss Kane (as Marilyn Carbone)
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda .... makeup: Miss Kane (as Marilyn Carbone)
Jonathan Blackshaw .... special effects makeup
Michael Pachal .... hair stylist
Dianne Pelletier .... makeup artist
Debra Sawarin .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Judith Craig Marlin .... post-production supervisor
Lisa Richardson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alysse Leite-Rogers .... assistant director trainee (as Alysse Leite)
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director
Kevin Parks .... third assistant director
Art Department
Gordon Clapp .... set dresser
Graham Coutts .... prop master
Gillian Goodman .... assistant props (as Gill Goodman)
Van Gray .... head painter (as Van Grey)
Geoff Hilliard .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Jory A. Beckert .... sound effects editor (as Joey Beckert)
Darren Brisker .... boom operator
Michael C. Casper .... re-recording mixer
Rich Cusano .... sound effects editor
Tom Gerard .... re-recording mixer (as Thomas Gerard)
Jeffrey Kaplan .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Kaplan)
Daniel J. Leahy .... re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Robb Navrides .... dialogue editor
Ralph Parker .... sound mixer
Kyle Wright .... supervising sound editor
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator
Jacob Rupp .... stunt double: Mr. Lythgow
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt double: Miss Kane (as Melissa Stubbs)
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Fox .... second assistant camera
Nick Kuchera .... key grip
Joel Ransom .... camera operator
Tim Spencer .... first assistant camera
Rick Stadder .... dolly grip
Jeff Upton .... gaffer
Casting Department
Sandra Couldwell .... extras casting
Sally Dennison .... casting: Los Angeles
Sid Kozak .... casting: Vancouver
Patrick Rush .... casting: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clifford Capone .... wardrobe: Miss Kane
Donna Christiano .... set costume supervisor (as Donna Cristiano)
Editorial Department
John Gilbert .... second assistant editor
Michelle Hart .... first assistant editor
Kevin Henry .... negative cutter
Nigel Hollick .... second assistant editor
Location Management
Rick Scott .... location manager
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Transportation Department
Dave Bowe .... transportation coordinator
Clarence Horkey .... transportation captain
Lawrence Albright .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Lisa Maiana Candela .... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Lisa Candela)
Philip Fuldauer .... assistant coordinator
Catherine Howard .... production coordinator (as Cathy Howard)
Kenneth Iwamasa .... assistant: Doug Chapin (as Ken Iwamasa)
Georgina Kay .... craft service
Georgina Kay .... first aid
Brenda Kyle .... production coordinator trainee
Barbara R. Miller .... assistant accountant (as Barbara Miller)
Wendy O'Neill .... production auditor
Pattie Robertson .... script supervisor
Tony Beckley .... for: "No one can see me now. No one hears me. I am invisible."
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for terror/violence, and for some nudity and language
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Carol Kane, Charles Durning, and Cheryl Wilson are the only actors to reprise their roles from the previous film.See more »
Continuity: The deadbolt on the door in the beginning keeps changing from horizontal to about 45 degrees every time the camera zooms in and out.See more »
Jill:I'd be willing to bet that her apartment is pretty bare, not cluttered. You would know if a book had been moved.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good Thriller, 19 September 2004
Author: ohnospeed from USA

I really enjoyed this film. It was was really suspenseful and scary, especially when he is bothering her through the front never know where he is! I recommend this movie to everyone who likes thrillers. Not a horror movie, but scary none the less. The acting is very good..and with big stars..the film is hardly a flop. When the film starts it gets right to the point..starts right off with the babysitter going into the house where she is to watch the children for the night. as soon as the door closes you know something isn't right. You know this babysitter is NOT alone. A couple words of advice for babysitters...always check every lock in the house!

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