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Old 13-01-2013, 00:23
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Anyone see the remake on channel five earlier this week. Another remake which wasn't a patch on the original. As i remember the original dealt with a babysitter receiving threatening phone calls and ended up with the killer disguising himself as part of the house. He blended in with the wallpaper. Clever thriller. Must get it on dvd.
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Old 13-01-2013, 00:27
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Anyone see the remake on channel five earlier this week. Another remake which wasn't a patch on the original. As i remember the original dealt with a babysitter receiving threatening phone calls and ended up with the killer disguising himself as part of the house. He blended in with the wallpaper. Clever thriller. Must get it on dvd.
well its 6 on amazon..i think i gonna record it if its on in the week
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Old 13-01-2013, 00:52
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well its 6 on amazon..i think i gonna record it if its on in the week
Reviews of the original say great first 20 minutes but rest is rubbish.
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Old 13-01-2013, 05:43
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ah you're thinking of the sequel when a stranger calls back, the original
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Old 13-01-2013, 10:07
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ah you're thinking of the sequel when a stranger calls back, the original
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Ah theres a sequel..didnt realise..thanks
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Old 13-01-2013, 14:22
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The remake was absolutely pitiful - one of the worst so-called horror films I've seen in ages. Nothing happens!

I'd like to check out the original, but it looks like it's out of print as it's going for silly money on Amazon.
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Old 13-01-2013, 16:12
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when a stranger calls back is only available from abroad. Pretty expensive. Loved the bit where he hid in the wallpaper,
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Old 13-01-2013, 16:26
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Good idea of a film but the remake came across as meh.
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Old 14-01-2013, 17:29
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I quite enjoyed it.
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Old 14-01-2013, 19:49
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I liked it but then I've not seen the original.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:43
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when a stranger calls back is only available from abroad. Pretty expensive.
It is on Youtube, i watched it last night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Vxl6iAMZs

The middle gets slated on the net but i do not think there was anything wrong with it. Good film, i would be lying if i said i did not get the shivers a couple of times especially at 0:20:43 but one question i have, when the couple were in the restaurant at about 1:20:00 how did he know they were there?.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:17
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I can understand the criticism of the original. The beginning is great and it would make a brilliant short film but it feels like a completely different film after that - it's all a bit laboured and the ending feels tacked on. I haven't seen the remake though.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:46
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when a stranger calls back is only available from abroad. Pretty expensive. Loved the bit where he hid in the wallpaper,
No its not:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-A-Stran...stranger+calls
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Old 08-05-2013, 22:37
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Anyone see the remake on channel five earlier this week. Another remake which wasn't a patch on the original. As i remember the original dealt with a babysitter receiving threatening phone calls and ended up with the killer disguising himself as part of the house. He blended in with the wallpaper. Clever thriller. Must get it on dvd.
Actually this is a remake which I thought was good. Okay the house and gardens are a bit OTT. The scene where the police take the killer away in the car, that long stare, waxy look about him is creepy.
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Old 09-05-2013, 23:10
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My sister has this film on DVD. I think it's quite scary and Im not really a fan of these films.
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