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When a Killer Calls (2006)

R  |  Video  |   |  Horror  |  February 2006 (USA)
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A babysitter begins receiving threatening phone calls from a man who has just killed an entire family.

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Trisha
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Matt
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The Madman
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Chrissy
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Ryan Hewitt
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Frank
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Molly
John Rasile ...
Gianluca
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Mr. Walker
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Mrs. Walker
Louis Graham ...
Charlie
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Mrs. Hewitt
Cheyenne Watts ...
Girl Victim
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Police Officer
Leigh Scott ...
Police Officer
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A babysitter begins receiving threatening phone calls from a man who has just killed an entire family.

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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During filming of the scene in which Trisha tries to reach her phone while being attacked by the Madman, the script called for actor Mark Irvingsen to crush the phone with his foot. Unfortunately, Mr. Irvingsen missed his mark, and instead stomped on Rebekah Kochan's hand, forcing production to be halted while she was taken for medical treatment. See more »

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Through most of the film, Trisha wears furry boots. After the killer captures her, we see her tied up in the basement with bare feet, but when she frees herself and runs from the house, Trisha is wearing her furry boots again. See more »

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Nasty little film....
1 December 2007 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

"When a Killer Calls" is an unusually nasty slasher flick, with some very unpleasant and unsettling sequences. The decision was clearly made to try and cash in on the remake of "When a Stranger Calls" by pretty much putting in -- almost word for word -- the phone call sequences from that movie. They seem very forced.

Additionally, the filmmaker commits the cardinal (but all too common) sin of having the heroine's friends being repulsive jerks. So for the beginning of the film, we really like and are rooting for the babysitter (a nice believable job by Rebekah Kochan), but then she's joined by standard slasher-flick teenage friends and the mood is ruined.

The flick sort of works, but it probably a lot more unpleasant than you'll be expected, so be fore-warned.


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