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Still shot from the movie: When a Stranger Calls.

When a Stranger Calls

Shortly after Jill Johnson (Camilla Belle) takes up her post as babysitter in an isolated country residence, she begins receiving strange phone calls. The prank is annoying at first, but escalates to sheer terror when the police trace the line and discover it is coming from inside the house. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 02 Feb 2006
Video Release: 15 May 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What are urban myths? Why are these stories so readily perpetuated (especially at youth camps and slumber parties)?

What techniques does the director use to build suspense? How does he play on viewers’ minds by keeping the villain hidden for so long?

What measures can babysitters take to increase their own safety and that of the children they are watching?

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