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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. »


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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When a Stranger Calls is rated PG-13: for intense terror, violence and some language.

Cast: Camilla Belle, Derek de Lint, Kate Jennings Grant
Studio: 2006 Sony Pictures

Detailed Review

I was in babysitting mode the year the original When a Stranger Calls came out. I didn't see it, but the urban myths it spawned were enough to leave… 
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Why Is When a Stranger Calls Rated PG-13?

The film opens with the gruesome discovery of a multiple murder. Although nothing is shown… 
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What are urban myths? Why are these stories so readily perpetuated (especially at youth camps… 
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