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Are You in the House Alone? (1978)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 20 September 1978
A teenage girl is harassed by a stalker who torments her with threatening notes and phone calls.

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writers:

Judith Parker (teleplay), Richard Peck (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Beller ... Gail Osborne
Blythe Danner ... Anne Osborne
Tony Bill ... Neil Osborne
Robin Mattson ... Allison Bremer
Tricia O'Neil ... Jessica Hirsch
Dennis Quaid ... Phil Lawver
Alan Fudge ... Chris Elden
Scott Colomby ... Steve Pastorinis
Ellen Travolta ... Rouillard
Randy Stumpf ... E.K. Miller
Magda Harout Magda Harout ... Malevich
Sandra Sharp Sandra Sharp ... Pamela
Michael Bond Michael Bond ... Doctor
Lois Hamilton ... Policewoman (as Lois Areno)
Sandra Giles Sandra Giles ... Hostess
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Storyline

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luojan tähden älä ole yksin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Doctor: Gail, you're at the hospital. Do you know why you're here?
Gail Osborne: [nods, crying] He raped me.
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Referenced in Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) See more »

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Not Horror, But Alright For What It Is
5 July 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she is babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.

There seems to be an effort to get this film marketed as a horror film. IMDb says it is one, Scream! Factory is selling it as one, and the title and cover strongly suggest a horror theme. While it is certainly a situation that would be terrifying to anyone in real life, that does not make it a horror film. It is more a "crime drama" or some such thing.

That being said, it is not a bad movie if you go in under proper expectations. A young Dennis Quaid gives a powerful performance, Blythe Danner does her part, and the rest of the cast is quite good. The story is fairly tight in its script.

For horror fans, what may be worth pointing out is that this film actually predates "When a Stranger Calls" by a year. Although the calls in this film are not coming from inside the house, there is a similar feeling and possibly a connection (though it could just be coincidence).


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