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14th Mar '18 4:50:21 PM Ninamarie124
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13th Mar '18 8:18:00 PM Yuihime
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* ''Literature/ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark'' has "The Babysitter", who starts receiving threatening calls from upstairs. [[spoiler: She calls the police, who arrive promptly and catch the creep before he can hurt anyone. [[WrongGenreSavvy You expected a scary ending, didn't you?]]]]
29th Oct '17 2:38:19 PM Ozzie
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This is a classic [[UrbanLegends urban legend]] horror scenario: A young woman who is home alone. Often she is a baby sitter. She gets a [[HarassingPhoneCall creepy phone call]] asking, "Have you checked the kids?" She calls the police. They trace it and they tell her "The calls are coming from inside the house."

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This is a classic [[UrbanLegends urban legend]] horror scenario: A young woman who is home alone. Often she is a baby sitter. She gets a [[HarassingPhoneCall creepy phone call]] asking, asking "Have you checked the kids?" She calls the police. They trace it and they tell her "The calls are coming from inside the house."



* One of Creator/AlFranken's "Daily Affirmation With Stuart Smalley" segments on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' tells a scary story in a HalloweenEpisode based on this. The mysterious caller was [[TheUnintelligible completely incomprehensible and mumbling]] and the big, scary reveal comes from the phone operator responding to one of the mysterious calls to warn the girl, "The caller is inside the house! It's your father, and he's been ''drinking!''"

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* One of Creator/AlFranken's "Daily Affirmation With Stuart Smalley" segments on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' tells a scary story in a HalloweenEpisode based on this. The mysterious caller was [[TheUnintelligible completely incomprehensible and mumbling]] and the big, scary reveal comes from the phone operator responding to one of the mysterious calls to warn the girl, girl "The caller is inside the house! It's your father, and he's been ''drinking!''"



* An episode of ''Radio/{{Suspense}}'', "Sorry, Wrong Number", starring Agnes Moorehead. Probably the oldest use of this trope in the media, it was so popular when it aired, the next week a new episode was preempted so that the radio play could be rebroadcasted. Eventually, it was made into a feature length movie.

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* An episode of ''Radio/{{Suspense}}'', "Sorry, Wrong Number", starring Agnes Moorehead. Probably the oldest use of this trope in the media, it was so popular when it aired, aired that, the next week week, a new episode was preempted so that the radio play could be rebroadcasted. Eventually, it was made into a feature length movie.



* Parodied at the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "[[HalloweenEpisode Terror Tales from the Park III]]". In it, Thomas totally botches telling a horror story, ending it with, "...and the maniac was calling from ''outside the house''! Wait, is that right? I mean, I mean, ''inside'' the house!"

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* Parodied at the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "[[HalloweenEpisode Terror Tales from the Park III]]". In it, Thomas totally botches telling a horror story, ending it with, with "...and the maniac was calling from ''outside the house''! Wait, is that right? I mean, I mean, ''inside'' the house!"
29th Oct '17 2:32:54 PM Ozzie
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This is a classic [[UrbanLegends urban legend]] horror scenario: A young woman who is home alone. Often she is a baby sitter. She gets a [[HarassingPhoneCall creepy phone call]] asking, "Have you checked the kids?" She calls the police. They trace it and they tell her, "The calls are coming from inside the house."

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This is a classic [[UrbanLegends urban legend]] horror scenario: A young woman who is home alone. Often she is a baby sitter. She gets a [[HarassingPhoneCall creepy phone call]] asking, "Have you checked the kids?" She calls the police. They trace it and they tell her, her "The calls are coming from inside the house."
12th Oct '17 4:28:34 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Spoofed in a monologue from ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' that referenced an incident where UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump accused the media of spreading rumors that he was thinking about firing his chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, despite a ''Politico'' article claiming otherwise.
-->'''Colbert:''' But here's the thing. Trump was very upset by rumors that he was about to fire Kelly, "...even though there appeared to be no such reporting by the national media." Oh my God, the fake news is coming from inside his head! Get out of there!
24th Sep '17 3:44:51 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed by Brak on ''CartoonPlanet''. The operator had made a mistake.

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* Spoofed by Brak on ''CartoonPlanet''.''WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet''. The operator had made a mistake.
11th Sep '17 11:01:50 PM Prometheus117
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* ''WebVideo/BoardJames'': "Dream Phone". The calls are coming from inside the house. But not from the phone line.

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* ''WebVideo/BoardJames'': "Dream Phone". The calls are coming from inside the house. But not from the phone line. [[spoiler:It's the phone itself]].
16th Apr '17 8:57:56 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed on ''{{The State}}'', with the call [[spoiler:"coming from inside your pants. YOU'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF YOUR PANTS!!!"]].

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* Spoofed on ''{{The State}}'', ''Series/TheState'', with the call [[spoiler:"coming from inside your pants. YOU'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF YOUR PANTS!!!"]].
17th Mar '17 6:15:31 PM Dada
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--> '''Campbell''': [[spoiler:Master Miller's body was just discovered at his home. He's been dead for at least three days. I didn't know because my Codec link with Master was cut off. But Mei Ling said his transmission signal was coming from '''''inside the base!''''']]
21st Feb '17 8:07:08 PM gewunomox
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* Played for laughs in the second {{Beatles}} movie, ''Film/{{Help}}''. John uses this to prank the other Beatles with an alarm clock.

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* Played for laughs in the second {{Beatles}} Music/TheBeatles movie, ''Film/{{Help}}''. John uses this to prank the other Beatles with an alarm clock.
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