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When a Stranger Calls

I remember reading a review on this, where the reviewer had said that it should instead be titled When a Stranger Calls and Calls and Calls…and I couldn’t agree more. We don’t really get to see any actual action until the last 20 minutes of the movie…and even then, its not really much and we are only given glimpses of the crazed stranger…most of the time its just his dark silhouette that makes an appearance. For horror/thriller genre, with a crazed killer on the loose…this movie isn’t scarry.

But I tell you what’s scary though…it’s the house. A house that is soo huge and isolated, far from any type of help, should any unfortunate thing happen…now that’s scarry. We don’t even need psycho on the loose. Can you imagine if the inhabitants died…no one would have a clue. And the whole automatic light thing…that was scarry too. I think it would be freaky seeing a light switch on across the room by itself…and to think that it was only the cat that walked in…

After watching this movie…I wonder how the orignal 1979 version is like? Issit better than this? Anyway if you’re looking for a horror/thriller to watch…I say pick another title. Maybe Scream or Final Destination.

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