14-year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's 16. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that consists of inferring attractive men's phone numbers from their car ID and calling them anonymously. Lisa begins a passionate phone relationship with the last man, the handsome Richard...unaware that he is a sex maniac and a psycho killer..Written by
Richard is loosely based on Richard Ramirez, the notorious"Night Stalker" who killed fourteen people in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas between April 1984 and August 1985. Victims reported he smelt of "Leather" and had scary eyes. See more »
Katherine's business is called "Designs by Katherine" as stated by her, her employees, and on the back door of her store, but when Richard looks at the credit card imprint, it is written as "Flowers by Katherine." See more »
Lifetime television version omits a couple of scenes for time and content including:
Lisa and her mother discussing the popularity of the restaurant before they are seated.
An emotional conversation between Lisa and Wendy's family in which the subject of Lisa's grandparents is brought up.
The struggle with Richard is shortened. Shots of him pulling the knife from his chest are cut. Also omitted is a frame of his battered corpse laying on the pavement after he falls from the window.
great movie.loaded with suspense and authentic performances
i was pleasantly surprised by this movie.i thought it was terrific.it's got loads of suspense and tension.i also liked the atmosphere over the movie overall.it's well acted.i found the interaction between the mother and her teenage daughter to be very authentic.the movie is not boring at all.in fact,it movies along at a very nice clip.there is one great ironic scene,which i thought was brilliant.it may not have been original,but it works in this case,regardless.the general premise isn't wholly original,but i like what they did with the material.to me,this movie is quite above average for the suspense/thriller genre.i caught this movie on cable,so it didn't cost me anything(other than my monthly cable bill,of course).i think it's well worth the two hours or so spent watching.for me,Lisa,AKA The Candle Light Killer is an 8/10
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