MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 787 this week

When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  3 February 2006 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 32,570 users   Metascore: 27/100
Reviews: 464 user | 150 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

During an otherwise routine babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), , 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 16 Sep 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 13 Dec 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 01 Apr 2014
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: When a Stranger Calls (2006)

When a Stranger Calls (2006) on IMDb 5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of When a Stranger Calls.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Director: Fred Walton
Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda
When a Stranger Calls Back (TV Movie 1993)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young babysitter, all alone in the house with two children asleep above, is bothered by a stranger. Unfortunately, the phone's dead...

Director: Fred Walton
Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen
The Call I (2004)
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A popular and common urban legend. Jill is babysitting for Ms. McKenzie, who leaves Jill alone in the house late at night while the children sleep peacefully upstairs. While Jill does her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Pulido Jr.
Stars: Charli Seely, Kim Webb, Daz Crawford
Prom Night I (2008)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.

Director: Nelson McCormick
Stars: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.

Director: Eric Valette
Stars: Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Ana Claudia Talancón
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.

Director: Glen Morgan
Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert
Sorority Row (2009)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Stewart Hendler
Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher
Zero Hour (2013)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Lovers Paula and Lorenzo are traveling on a long and desolate road when the unexpected happens. They are forced to make a decision, one that could bring them together or tear them apart, forever.

Director: Dan Carrillo Levy
Stars: Camilla Belle, Jaime Camil, Russell Waddle
The Strangers (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

Director: Bryan Bertino
Stars: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward
Open Road (2013)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Angie, a young Brazilian artist, abandons her old life and embarks on a journey around the country. Running from her past, and searching for her foundation in life, Angie finds not only herself but love in its many forms.

Director: Marcio Garcia
Stars: Camilla Belle, Andy Garcia, Colin Egglesfield
Amapola (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The turbulent backdrop of the 1962 Argentinian military coup and the 1982 war for the Falkland Islands.

Director: Eugenio Zanetti
Stars: Camilla Belle, François Arnaud, Geraldine Chaplin
The Sitter (1977)
Short | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A babysitter is menaced by mysterious and frightening phone calls.

Director: Fred Walton
Stars: Lucia Stralser
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Ben Johnson
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Jill Johnson is being forced to babysit at a BIG house all by herself for exceeding her telephone minutes. Then all of a sudden a stranger calls making these weird remarks. Jill decides to call the police to trace the call. Jill is freaked out when she finds out that the call is coming from inside the house! Jill runs in a hurry trying to get the children and leave. Will Jill make it in the house in time? Will she live? Well you just have to watch the movie to find out! Written by Crmn_Stvns

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil Hits Home See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense terror, violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuando un extraño llama  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,607,203 (USA) (3 February 2006)

Gross:

$174,153 (South Africa) (7 July 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The front of the Mandrakis' house was built at an unused reservoir, while the interior was in a studio. See more »

Goofs

After Jill sees her friends body on bathroom floor, she slides down the shower curtain sliding it to a folded state. When she gets back up to run out of the room, the shower curtain is in the exact position it was in before she pushed it aside. See more »

Quotes

Jill Johnson: [phone rings]
[answers]
Jill Johnson: Stop calling me you sick...
Officer Burroughs: Jill, Jill. We traced the call! It's coming from inside the house! Do you hear me? It's coming from inside the house! You need to get out! Jill?
[power goes out]
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in 30 Rock: Corporate Crush (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Lock It
Written by Joe Faraci
Performed by Faraci
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Excellent!
15 July 2006 | by (Yugoslavia) – See all my reviews

I was surprised that this movie is so poorly rated. I think it is excellent and so refreshing in the horror genre. The story itself is old and familiar but the director, leading actress and everybody else who participated in producing of this movie made something new. I certainly wasn't bored although the movie is slow and nobody gets killed every ten minutes like in every other horror movie. The best way to describe it is to compare it to Hitchcock movies. The tension slowly gathers and culminates in the end.I think that most people did not expect that if they were watching trailer, which would be a great mistake to make because you will almost see the ending and it just spoils the fun.Really, who makes this trailers, it is like movie-a-minute.


18 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WORST HORROR EVER! mrsinlove
Mostly only worth seeing for the amazing house ImaginarenLicht
100 Things Learned from When a Stranger Calls collinfrey26
People who didn't like this movie... mybull12
Rate this movie Smart_Monkey
worst movie ever. dacubs320
Discuss When a Stranger Calls (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?