This is the creepy counterpart to ShortDistancePhoneCall. It's when someone calls another person from a cell phone. At first the person being called believes the caller to be far away, but then the caller makes a comment like "nice outfit" or whatever, and the person being called realizes he or she is within line of sight of the caller.

Needless to say, it was even creepier before cell phones came around.

Also related to TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse. See also HarassingPhoneCall. Not to be confused with YouCanSeeMe.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* It does happen in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Knives Chau does this to Scott in ''ScottPilgrim''.
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[[folder:Film]]
* This is generally how the killer [[spoiler:or, as we later learn, killers]] from ''[[Film/{{Scream 1996}} Scream]]'' operates. It's first done during the opening sequence, with Casey getting calls from an ostensible "wrong number" who appears to be rather nice, but instantly turns menacing as hell with this exchange:
-->'''Caller:''' You never told me your name.
-->'''Casey:''' Why do you want to know my name?
-->'''Caller:''' Because I want to know who I'm looking at.
** Later, it gets even more menacing with this exchange after Casey finally gets fed up with the caller:
---> '''Casey:''' Listen, asshole -- !
---> '''Caller:''' [aggressively] ''No, YOU listen, you little bitch! You hang up on me again, I'll gut you like a fish! Understand?!'' [starts chuckling creepily] Yeah...
---> '''Casey:''' [scared] Is this some kind of joke?
---> '''Caller:''' More of a game, really. Can you handle that...''blondie''?
** The killer from ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'' openly taunts Dewey, Gale and Randy about being able to see them while they sit at a crowded campus in broad daylight. This prompts them to start searching for everyone with a cell phone to find the killer... after all, they assume he can't strike to kill under such circumstances. [[spoiler:[[ParanoiaFuel Turns out he can]]. The killer was hidden in a news van, pulls Randy inside, butchers him and gets away scot-free.]]
* As a spoof of ''Scream'', the killer in ''ScaryMovie'' plays and subverts this. After making the threatening phone call, he claims that he can see the hot blonde he'd calling. He's actually reading a porn magazine. It gets worse when he issues the threat, "I want to see what your insides look like!". Her response? Telling him to turn to page 54 of the same magazine.
* In ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', Simon makes a phone call to the FBI car after the Wall Street subway station bombing. Despite Cobb making a stern order to the others to not tell Simon where they are, when Simon talks and gives them his bomb threat, he asks them who is in the van with them, and comments about Andy Cross and Phil Jarvis, the two federal agents in the van, and Jarvis's habit of fidgeting with his glasses. Once we see the emergency vehicles move out, we see that Simon is standing on the rooftop right nearby, watching them.
** Also when he demands to know why [=McClane=] didn't answer a certain payphone when he was supposed to. [=McClane=] tells him off, only to have Gruber say "All you had do was say that there was a fat woman on the phone and that you couldn't get her to hang up", thus revealing that he's watching them, as that is in fact exactly what had happened.
* [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]] does it to Pamela Landy, twice:
** In ''The Bourne Supremacy'' (talking about getting Nicky to act as a contact)
--->'''Landy:''' "What if I can't find her?"
--->'''Bourne:''' "It's easy. She's standing right next to you."
** in ''The Bourne Ultimatum'' (in the [[OnceMoreWithClarity scene we relive]] from ''Supremacy'')
---> '''Bourne:''' "Get some rest, Pam; you look tired."
*** Keep in mind, during the first scene he has a sniper rifle trained on her the whole time just in case he doesn't like what he hears. The second time is far more benevolent.
*** ''The Bourne Ultimatum'' also inverts this.
---> '''Bourne:''' "Where are you now?"
---> '''[[spoiler:Noah Vosen]]''' "I'm sitting in my office."
---> '''Bourne:''' "I doubt that."
---> '''[[spoiler:Noah Vosen]]''' "Why would you doubt that?"
---> '''Bourne:''' "If you were in your office right now we'd be having this conversation face-to-face." *click*
* ''Film/{{Speed}}'' has an interesting example, where TheHero realises that the MadBomber can see him and the driver because he calls her a "Wildcat" in relation to the shirt she is wearing.
* The opening scene of ''Film/YesMan'' involves Jim Carrey's character on the phone while in a video store. He tells the caller that he is in his apartment, but is caught in the lie when it is revealed that the called is standing right outside the window of said store.
* Variant in the movie ''Film/{{Hannibal}}'' - Clarice is trying to track Hannibal Lecter while he taunts her over the phone, and gets close enough to him for him to mess with her hair when he rides by on the carousel.
* The Caller in ''Film/PhoneBooth'' is pretty upfront about being able to see Stu, but Stu doesn't believe him at first:
-->'''Stu:''' You can see me right now?\\
'''The Caller:''' Uh-huh.\\
'''Stu:''' What am I doing?\\
''[Stu scratches himself]'' \\
'''The Caller:''' You're scratching your ear. Now you're brushing your hair back.\\
''[Stu gives the finger to the windows in the buildings around him]'' \\
'''The Caller:''' That isn't very nice, Stu.\\
'''Stu:''' Did you call me Stu? Who's Stu? I don't know any Stu.\\
'''The Caller:''' Why, do you prefer Stuart?
* Happens as part of a ''Scream'' spoof in ''The Angriest Video Store Clerk in the World''. Somebody phones the video store and starts asking leading questions about "scary movies". The conversation goes downhill after the clerk says that his favourite horror movies are ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'', ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'', and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', and the caller has never heard of any of them:
-->'''Clerk:''' You're damned lucky you're not in the store, buddy!\\
'''Caller:''' But I ''am'' in the store! And I've got a reeaallly big knife. And I think that I might just kill you!!! BWAHAHAHA!!!!\\
''[[[BeatPanel beat]]]''\\
'''Clerk:''' You know, when you laugh that loud it becomes really obvious that you're hiding behind the animation section.
** Then the clerk beats up the would-be slasher killer and confiscates his really big knife, [[ExtendedDisarming his other really big knife, his katana, his chainsaw]] and his mask, while lecturing him on his limited taste in movies.
* Played pretty straight in ''Film/FrightNight'' "I know you're there, Charley. I can see you."
* In 2008 movie ''Film/GetSmart'', Max has escaped the prison cell and needs to deliver important news to [[DaChief Chief]] and 99, who are in Los Angeles. She receives a call from him. Chief orders to trace this call. The call traces to the rooftop in Washington. When a police SWAT team enters that place, they find Bruce or Lloyd, while Max stands on the rooftop near 99 in Los Angeles, and reveals himself when he tells her to turn around. That's because of Max having done a call forwarding across the country and back.
* ''Film/{{Frequency}}'' has a scene where Frank thinks that this is happening when talking to a weird guy on a shortwave radio. He tells Frank that he knows that Frank just accidentally burned the table. Actually, the weird guy [[spoiler: is Frank's son thirty years in the future and he knows about the accident because a 30 year old burn mark has just appeared on the table he is sitting at]]
* [[WhenAStrangerCalls "Why haven't you checked the children?"]]
* In the sci-fi movie ''Film/{{Runaway}}'' Gene Simmon's character does this twice to Tom Selleck, first by hacking into the security cameras inside the police station ("You're punching buttons on a computer trying to trace this call but you won't [[TechnologyMarchesOn because I'm using a mobile phone]], shithead!") until his partner puts her cap over the camera. He is not happy. Simmons calls again while Tom Selleck is at a restaurant, eventually revealing himself to be sitting next to his partner holding a pistol on her.
* Weirdly inverted in ''Film/LostHighway'', when Fred meets the Mysterious Man at a party, who insists he's at Fred's house. Fred calls his house, and the Mysterious Man's voice answers, even though the Man is standing right in front of him. It's a [[SurrealHorror strange movie]].
* ''Film/ThePeacemaker''. The protagonists are watching a live satellite feed of a long line of trucks at the Iranian border, [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles one of which]] contains RenegadeRussian Kodorof with a [[EmptyQuiver stolen nuclear warhead]]. Lt. Colonel [=DeVoe=] rings up Kodorof's sat phone and gloats over how there's a smart bomb coming down on his head right now, causing Kodorof to pull his truck out of the line and give away his position.
* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'': Used verbatim by General Chang aboard his cloaked Bird-of-Prey.
-->'''Chang:''' I can see you, Kirk... can you see me?
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[[folder:Literature]]
* [[http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Admirer-ebook/dp/B007SRR8S0/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341445195&sr=1-6&keywords=secret+admirer Secret Admirer]]on Amazon's Kindle Network. [[spoiler: It's been painting pictures of her.]]
* In ''Harriet Spies Again'', this is how Harriet's new friend proves she's an excellent spy in her own right. "I can see you. You're on the telephone. You've got the cord twisted around your wrist." "I'm watching your house with BINOCULARS and I can't see you!"
* PlayedForLaughs in ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'': Dirk manages to completely throw Richard off-guard by phoning him when - [[ItMakesSenseInContext for what seem to be perfectly sensible reasons]] - he's broken into his girlfriend's flat and berating him for not having proper equipment, answering the phone, admitting his name and finally - after persuading him to look out the window - standing where he can be photographed.
* A favourite MindScrew tactic of MackBolan. TheMafia would hear Bolan was in town and start mobbing up to take him out, only for the boss or TheDragon to get a phone call [[TheHunterBecomesTheHunted from the man he was supposedly hunting]]. In the middle of the conversation Bolan would reveal [[OhCrap he's actually watching them through the sights of a high-powered sniper rifle]]. Usually this conversation would be terminated by Bolan shooting the receiver out of his hand or some other display of marksmanship, rather than actually killing the man he was talking to, as he knew it would rattle the mafioso's {{mook}}s more to show he was so confident he could kill their boss any time he wanted to.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the series ''{{Psych}}'', Detective Juliet O'Hara receives a call from Shawn Spencer. He makes a comment that tips her off to the fact that he can see her. Somewhat subverted. See YouCanSeeMe?
* In the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "John Henry", the VictimOfTheWeek gets such a call.
** In the episode "In The Woods", as Lily speaks to SerialKiller George Marks, he snarks about happy Jefferies seemed upon leaving a realtor's office (he had just discovered some very incriminating evidence), thus revealing that he's been observing the team's investigation.
* In ''{{Friends}}'', Monica and Chandler are at Ross' apartment across the street and can see the dog the rest of the gang is playing with. They call Phoebe.
--> '''Phoebe:''' There's no dog here.
--> '''Monica:''' Yes there is! He's black and white and shaggy and he's sitting next to Rachel and licking Rachel's hand.
--> '''Phoebe:''' Oh my god! Where are you?
** Another episode had Ross lying about taking care of Ben, setting up a [[PaperThinDisguise dummy with a pumpkin head]] while he was in his apartment just across the street from Monica and Rachel's. The pumpkin fell off and he tried to play it off that "Ben" put his head in his shirt, but he was caught.
* Happens in an episode of ''WhiteCollar'' (1x05), during a hostage negotiation.
* In an episode of ''{{NCIS}}'', Abby's [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]] calls her at the office. As she tries to [[PhoneTraceRace trace the call]], the stalker suggests she use a different tracing technique. It takes her a few seconds to realize that that means he's watching through the window.
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' (the remake): [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leW-co14MOo&NR=1 See at 1:20]]. "Should have taken the deal. By the way, that's a nasty cut on your eye."
* Amusing version on ''TheXFiles''. Scully's arrived at the address Mulder told her to visit, her phone rings, and it's Mulder complimenting her outfit. He's right behind her.
** Another episode has a recently freed criminal receiving such phone calls whenever he comes close to acting up again. Turns out the caller [[spoiler:is blind and permanently seeing through his eyes, and as such does NOT want him imprisoned again.]]
* ''BurnNotice'', the episode "Dead to Rights".
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'', where one case of this gets PlayedForLaughs. In the episode "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert," Captain Stottlemeyer catches Randy in the act of PlayingSick to attend a big music festival. His response? Not to walk up to him and address him, but instead, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny call him on his cell phone from within earshot distance]]. HilarityEnsues as Randy tries to pass off the very loud stage music as a broken stereo, while Stottlemeyer speaks in a tone that makes clear that he isn't convinced.
* On AllMyChildren, as Adam's stalker calls his wife Gloria, he tells her "I'm so close I could reach out and touch you". In a subversion, he isn't--Adam has set the whole thing up to test Gloria's fidelity and has told the man what to say to frighten her into thinking this is an example of this trope.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', Snake runs into Meryl. His priority is getting her somewhere safe ([[spoiler:because he feels he owes it to the Colonel, her uncle, who is in the whole mess because she was a "hostage"]]), but he really didn't count on her insisting on helping him out, or her being [[ActionGirl pretty badass herself]], so she keeps a few steps ahead of him early in the game... and when he asks where she is (at a point where he still seems determined to get her out of trouble, by force if necessary), the answer is "where I can see ya".
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''KappaMikey'', there is an example of this in the episode Hog Day Afternoon.
* Played for laughs in ''HomeMovies'' where [=McGuirk=] calls Erik and tries to arrange a get-together with him and all their other friends. Erik, looking for an excuse to not go to said get together, lies and says he is looking at his schedule and can't find any free dates. [=McGuirk=] then reveals that he is looking in through Eric's window and doesn't see the schedule Erik is talking about.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF5y8nydbQg this sequel]] to the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wgmn7gQrpY Billy Goat Caller]]'' video.
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