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Silent Number (1993)

| Horror, Short, Mystery
A young woman takes a babysitting job during a bad thunderstorm. She begins to receive frightening phone calls from a young boy who claims he needs help. It seems that the boy's abusive ... See full summary »

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A young woman takes a babysitting job during a bad thunderstorm. She begins to receive frightening phone calls from a young boy who claims he needs help. It seems that the boy's abusive father has locked him up somewhere, and he can't get out. The woman calls the police so they can trace the boy's call, and then they all learn the shocking truth about the boy's whereabouts. Written by Robert Morgan

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Nicely made short - too bad its all been done before
23 March 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Silent Number was made as Jamie Blanks' final short for the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts). It tells the story of a babysitter who receives phone calls wanting help. When a man knocks on the front door covered with blood needing to use her phone, she becomes freaked out...

And while the film looks slick (as Urban Legends and Valentine do also), the story has been done to death. Think When A Stranger Calls, Are You Alone In The House, When A Stranger Calls Back and countless other shorts that most of us have seen too.

Jamie Blank has talent, he just needs a clever horror script to show his potiential. His previous 2 features have been trashy films, that said, they both were enjoyably trashy films.

As for Silent Number, its probably too cliched to be considered good, but is is a sign of things to come.


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