When a Stranger Calls

Movie • 2006 • Horror  

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Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone and the frightening words of a sadistic caller turn Jill's routine experience into a night of terror.
This movie contains 12 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there body horror?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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ChibiProwl
The main character is stalked by a man using a second telephone line in the house.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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PaigeLovesDoggos
Two children are terrorized by an intruder, they aren’t physically harmed but the teenager is
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Is there addiction?
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PaigeLovesDoggos
A teen is said to have gotten drunk and kissed another girls boyfriend, she then goes and tries to drink more later
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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A bird is seen being eaten by a cat
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Are animals abused?
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A bird is eaten
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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A pet bird is killed by a cat late in the movie.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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The main character is strangled
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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ChibiProwl
The killer has a fire poker rammed through his hand.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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ChibiProwl
In the very beginning, two kids are killed. Their deaths aren’t shown.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Yes offscreen in the beginning
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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PaigeLovesDoggos
They’re very small, not very bad
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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ChibiProwl
At the very end, the main character is in a hospital.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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lrrr
It's not mentioned explicitly, but there is a scene that suggests that it might be the case
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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PaigeLovesDoggos
The main character freaks out a couple times
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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lrrr
Not a baby, but there are young children crying
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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PaigeLovesDoggos
It’s not seen, but the body is shown to be underwater dead
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Is there gun violence?
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