REMAKE REWIND - When A Stranger Calls Double Feature - 1979 & 2006 versions - DVD, Rated R, Simon West
Mill Creek Ent MLCR53869DVD
Have you checked the children? Two suspense-filled films based upon the popular urban legend of a frightened babysitter and the menacing telephone calls she receives while watching two sleeping children. This story has terrified people for years and was successfully brought to the big screen in 1979. A remake of this classic horror story was done in 2006 with a few modern changes, but not to the core elements of the story. Sit back and watch these thrillers, but don't let that ringing phone distract you! When A Stranger Calls(1979) - Color - 97 minutes - Rated RStarring: Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Colleen Dewhurst,Tony Beckley, Rachel Roberts, Ron O Neal A terrified young baby-sitter...an incessantly ringing phone...and whispered threats set the stage for one of the most suspenseful thrillers ever filmed. Carol Kane stars as the baby-sitter who is tormented by a series of ominous phone calls until a compulsive cop (Charles Durning) is brought on the scene to apprehend the psychotic killer. Seven years later, however, the nightmare begins again when the madman returns to mercilessly haunt Kane, now a wife and mother. No longer a naive girl, though still terrified, but prepared, she moves boldly to thwart the maniac s attack in scenes that culminate in a nerveshattering conclusion. When A Stranger Calls(2006) - Color - 87 minutes - PG-13Starring: Camilla Belle, Brian Geraghty, Katie Cassidy 'Have you checked the children?' To Jill Johnson, it was the perfect babysitting job. The parents were away. The fridge was stocked. The children were tucked into bed. But then the phone rings and an ominous voice asks, Have you checked the children? Locked in with the lights out and the curtains drawn, a panicky Jill phones the police, who trace the calls - only to inform her they're coming from inside the house.