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When a Killer Calls (2006)

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


Peter Mervis




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebekah Kochan ... Trisha
Robert Buckley ... Matt
Mark Irvingsen ... The Madman
Sarah Hall ... Chrissy
Christian Hutcherson ... Ryan Hewitt
Derek Osedach Derek Osedach ... Frank
Carissa Bodner ... Molly
John Rasile John Rasile ... Gianluca
Chriss Anglin ... Mr. Walker
Tara Clark Tara Clark ... Mrs. Walker
Louis Graham Louis Graham ... Charlie
Isabella Bodnar ... Mrs. Hewitt
Cheyenne Watts Cheyenne Watts ... Girl Victim
Peter Mervis ... Police Officer
Leigh Scott Leigh Scott ... Police Officer


A babysitter begins receiving threatening phone calls from a man who has just killed an entire family.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Babysitter Massacre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The climax of the movie was filmed using a taller, thinner stuntman in place of actor Mark Irvingsen. This was necessary as Mr. Irvingsen was forced to leave the production when filming ran a week behind schedule. To help disguise this fact, the stuntman wore a hooded sweatshirt and a scene was quickly filmed in which solvent is thrown in the Madman's face, badly disfiguring him. See more »


When she is making out with Matt on the living room couch, Trisha is clearly wearing a bra. Later, after taking her to the basement and tying her up, the Madman opens Trisha's sweater exposing her breasts. She's no longer wearing the bra. See more »


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Better than I expected for a ripoff movie
28 July 2008 | by dpags01See all my reviews

This is one of those movies from the studio known to put out similarly titled and themed DVD's to conveniently coincide with the real studio release movie. In this case we get When a Killer Calls, ripping on the Sony remake of When A Stranger Calls (2006). The movies are about an isolated teen babysitter getting terrorized by a prank caller. While Stranger was rated PG-13, Killer is unrated offering up graphic violence, nudity and language. Killer is obviously low budget, with passable-at-best special effects for the gore, though the acting is surprisingly decent for the most part. The storyline differs just enough from Stranger to keep them from getting sued, but it's your standard cliché slasher fare. I was expecting MUCH worse though.

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