History Film / WhenAStrangerCalls

8th Oct '16 6:25:02 PM KingClark
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* HarassingPhoneCall: Many, from the Stanger

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* HarassingPhoneCall: Many, from the StangerStranger.
31st Mar '16 2:13:56 PM gravious
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-> ''"Have you checked the children?"''
5th Feb '16 1:33:10 AM TheAimz
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jill survives, but is traumatized by everything she's gone through and is plagued by nightmares of the Stranger.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jill survives, survives and the Stranger is taken into custody, but is traumatized Jill has been left severely traumatised by everything she's gone through and is plagued by nightmares of the Stranger.]]]]
* BreakTheCutie: Jill. Being terrorised for hours on end, discovering two corpses [[spoiler: (one of which is her best friend)]] and very nearly dying are not kind to her mental state.



* CatScare: Constantly.

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* CatScare: Constantly.Constantly, mainly during the first half of the film.



* GoryDiscretionShot: The opening scene. The sight of the murdered babysitter is never shown, just the police chief's horrified reaction to it. Then, instead of one body bag being carried out of the house, ''several small bags'', misshapen and bloody, are carried out...

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* GoryDiscretionShot: The opening scene. [[NothingIsScarier The sight of the murdered babysitter is never shown, just the police chief's horrified reaction to it.it]]. Then, instead of one body bag being carried out of the house, ''several small bags'', misshapen and bloody, are carried out...



%%* TrailersAlwaysSpoil

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%%* TrailersAlwaysSpoil* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: TheReveal that [[spoiler:the Stranger is inside the house]] was completely spoiled by the marketing.
6th Jun '15 12:23:49 AM JB0187
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* RuleOfSymbolism: The red popsicle. [[spoiler:It starts to melt and resemble a bloody mess as Tiffany gets menaced and killed.]]

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* RuleOfSymbolism: The red popsicle. [[spoiler:It starts to melt and resemble resembles a bloody mess as Tiffany gets menaced and killed.]]
16th Mar '14 9:22:41 AM TheAimz
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* ActionSurvivor: Jill, particularly during the last half-hour or so of her ordeal.
18th Nov '13 3:09:49 PM Terrie
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* [[spoiler:AloneWithThePsycho]]

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* %%* [[spoiler:AloneWithThePsycho]]



* BeingWatched
* BigFancyHouse

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* %%* BeingWatched
* BigFancyHouseBigFancyHouse: The home where Jill is babysitting



* [[spoiler: TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse]]: Said almost word-for-word (though this movie isn't the TropeNamer).
* EvilPhone

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* [[spoiler: TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse]]: TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse: Said almost word-for-word (though this movie isn't the TropeNamer).
* EvilPhoneEvilPhone: As the Stranger keeps calling.



* HarassingPhoneCall
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:The kids survive in the remake, but it is entirely possible that the Stranger intended to kill them after bumping off Jill. This is averted in the original, however.]] A deleted scene from the remake subverts this - it is implied that the murder at the beginning of the movie was not just limited to the babysitter. In addition it is never made clear what became of the kids in the sequel to the original.

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* HarassingPhoneCall
HarassingPhoneCall: Many, from the Stanger
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:The The kids survive in the remake, but it is entirely possible that the Stranger intended to kill them after bumping off Jill. [[spoiler: This is averted in the original, however.]] A deleted scene from the remake subverts this - it is implied that the murder at the beginning of the movie was not just limited to the babysitter. In addition it is never made clear what became of the kids in the sequel to the original.



* NothingIsScarier
* OhCrap: Several times, most notably when [[spoiler:Jill finds out just where the calls are coming from...]]

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* %%* NothingIsScarier
* OhCrap: Several times, most notably when [[spoiler:Jill Jill finds out just where the calls are coming from...]]



* StalkerWithoutACrush

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* StalkerWithoutACrush
StalkerWithoutACrush: The Stranger seems to be stalking Jill just to enjoy her fear.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jill survives, but is traumatised by everything she's gone through and is plagued by nightmares of the Stranger.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jill survives, but is traumatised traumatized by everything she's gone through and is plagued by nightmares of the Stranger.]]



* [[spoiler: KillItWithFire: Jill utilises a bottle of tequila and the fireplace to overpower the Stranger.]]

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* [[spoiler: KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: Jill utilises a bottle of tequila and the fireplace to overpower the Stranger.]]



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil

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* %%* TrailersAlwaysSpoil
13th Sep '13 6:43:08 PM Terrie
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''When a Stranger Calls'' is a horror movie that uses [[spoiler: TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse]] as a plot. It plays with the UrbanLegend of "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs".

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''When a Stranger Calls'' is a horror movie that uses [[spoiler: TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse]] TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse as a plot. It plays with the UrbanLegend of "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs".
12th Jun '13 2:09:09 PM TheAimz
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* ForTheEvulz: There's really no purpose to the Stranger's phone calls, except to freak out Jill. And the audience.
** The remake, especially on a second viewing, makes it clear that almost everything he does is perfectly orchestrated to drive Jill into a paranoid fear. See FridgeHorror.

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* ForTheEvulz: There's really no purpose to the Stranger's phone calls, except to freak out Jill. And the audience.
** The remake, especially on a second viewing, makes it clear that almost everything he does is perfectly orchestrated to
audience. In fact, his MO can basically be described as: "stalk and harass these women for hours, drive Jill them into a paranoid fear. See FridgeHorror.terror, then murder them (and anyone else who gets in the way)".
11th Jun '13 4:04:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DangerousKeyFumble: Tiffany.



* OopsIDroppedTheKeys: Tiffany.
9th Jun '13 9:19:48 AM TheAimz
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* ShortDistancePhoneCall: Tiffany does this to Jill as a joke.
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