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3rd Dec '17 10:11:57 PM shinykittie
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* ''Film/StepsTroddenBlack'' briefly toys with this: we get a long, scary push it on Ryan's bloody phone before Oliver picks it up to check if it has service.
4th Aug '17 12:58:35 PM xcountryguy
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* ''Film/BlackChristmas1974'' practically started this trope, and was the first film to use the urban legend-based trope of [[spoiler: the killer being in the house with his victims]], which was pretty cutting edge back then.

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* ''Film/BlackChristmas1974'' practically started this trope, and was the first film to use the urban legend-based trope of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the killer being in the house with his victims]], which was pretty cutting edge back then.



* Nancy in the original ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' tries to call her boyfriend, Glen Lantz, to warn him not to go to sleep. Then the phone rings. She picks it up. It's [[spoiler: the sound of Freddy's claws being sharpened.]] She (understandably) freaks out, tears the phone out of the plug, and throws it across the room. Then, despite being unplugged, it starts ringing ''again''. ''This'' time, it's [[spoiler: Freddy again, telling her that "I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy," - and then he sticks his tongue ''out'' of the phone and wags it at her.]]

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* Nancy in the original ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' tries to call her boyfriend, Glen Lantz, to warn him not to go to sleep. Then the phone rings. She picks it up. It's [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the sound of Freddy's claws being sharpened.]] She (understandably) freaks out, tears the phone out of the plug, and throws it across the room. Then, despite being unplugged, it starts ringing ''again''. ''This'' time, it's [[spoiler: Freddy [[spoiler:Freddy again, telling her that "I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy," - and then he sticks his tongue ''out'' of the phone and wags it at her.]]



* ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'' featured an episode written by Stephen King in which a woman receives an unsettling phone call from a frantic woman, which turns out to be [[spoiler: herself in the future, after her husband has suddenly died.]]

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* ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'' featured an episode written by Stephen King in which a woman receives an unsettling phone call from a frantic woman, which turns out to be [[spoiler: herself [[spoiler:herself in the future, after her husband has suddenly died.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'' when you call yourself or your [[spoiler: murdered coworkers.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'' when you call yourself or your [[spoiler: murdered [[spoiler:murdered coworkers.]]



** Also near the end of the fourth arc, after [[spoiler: Jessica, George, and Maria]] are sent off, the phone rings, and greets Battler with..."Congratulations."

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** Also near the end of the fourth arc, after [[spoiler: Jessica, [[spoiler:Jessica, George, and Maria]] are sent off, the phone rings, and greets Battler with..."Congratulations."
20th Jul '17 2:35:27 PM Ccook1956
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* Personified: the revolution of London's appliances and electrical devices in the ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode "Mechanised Mayhem" is staged by the phone on DM's living room table top.
25th Jun '17 5:39:36 PM nighttrainfm
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* Used in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' two-parter "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances", with the Empty Child's ability to control things like radios and telephones. When he takes over the TARDIS' Police Box telephone (NOT the Trimphone seen on the console, but the one all normal Police Boxes had in the door), the Doctor is perturbed and notes, "Ringing? What's that about, ringing? You're not even a real phone and you're ringing?!"

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* Used ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** This appears quite often
in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' two-parter "The Empty Child"/"The Classic Series. For instance, the First Doctor Dances", was attacked with a sort of hypnotising beam sent via phone. One of the Empty Child's ability Master's very first attempts to control things like radios and telephones. When he takes over the TARDIS' Police Box telephone (NOT the Trimphone seen on the console, but the one all normal Police Boxes had in the door), kill the Doctor is perturbed and notes, "Ringing? What's that about, ringing? You're not even a real was carried out with an Auton-plastic phone and you're ringing?!"cord that attempted to strangle Three.



** Throughout the two-parter "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances", the Child demonstrates the ability to control things like radios, telephones and even typewriters. When he takes over the TARDIS' Police Box telephone (back before the Doctor patched an ''actual'' phone through it), the Doctor is perturbed and notes, "Ringing? What's that about, ringing? You're not even a real phone and you're ringing?!"



** This appears quite often in the Classic Series. For instance, the First Doctor was attacked with a sort of hypnotising beam sent via phone. One of the Master's very first attempts to kill the Doctor was carried out with an Auton-plastic phone cord that attempted to strangle Three.
16th Jun '17 10:55:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebVideo/TheBillyGoatCaller'', a short film by Dom Fera of LazerCollection fame, features a rather creepy prank caller.

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* ''WebVideo/TheBillyGoatCaller'', a short film by Dom Fera of LazerCollection WebAnimation/TheLazerCollection fame, features a rather creepy prank caller.
7th Jan '17 6:46:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''EternalDarkness'' has this as one of the Sanity-based freak outs. ''"Remember me, Alex?"''

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* ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' has this as one of the Sanity-based freak outs. ''"Remember me, Alex?"''
28th Nov '16 11:23:08 AM REV6Pilot
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* In ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'', while passing through the anomalous [[EldritchLocation River of Fate]] with [[WeirdnessMagnet Khan]], a decades-old utility phone with no visible power source rings. If Artyom picks it up, he can hear the voice of his dead mother calling for him.

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* In ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'', while passing through the anomalous [[EldritchLocation River of Fate]] with [[WeirdnessMagnet Khan]], a decades-old utility phone with no visible power source rings. If Artyom picks it up, he can hear the voice of his dead mother calling for him. Subverted in that it's not a negative event, and it even gives the player a [[KarmaMeter morality point]].
23rd Oct '16 2:34:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' DJ gets a phone call from the house across the street the night after he saw its sole inhabitant suffer an apparently-fatal heart attack. All he hears on the line is spooky creaking and groaning noises.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' DJ gets a phone call from the house across the street the night after he saw its sole inhabitant suffer an apparently-fatal heart attack. All he hears on the line is spooky creaking and groaning noises.
23rd Oct '16 2:33:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MonsterHouse'' DJ gets a phone call from the house across the street the night after he saw its sole inhabitant suffer an apparently-fatal heart attack. All he hears on the line is spooky creaking and groaning noises.

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* In ''MonsterHouse'' ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' DJ gets a phone call from the house across the street the night after he saw its sole inhabitant suffer an apparently-fatal heart attack. All he hears on the line is spooky creaking and groaning noises.
24th Aug '16 8:22:56 AM Sharlee
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** This appears quite often in the Classic Series. For instance, the First Doctor was attacked with a sort of hypnotising beam sent via phone.

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** This appears quite often in the Classic Series. For instance, the First Doctor was attacked with a sort of hypnotising beam sent via phone. One of the Master's very first attempts to kill the Doctor was carried out with an Auton-plastic phone cord that attempted to strangle Three.
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