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The Caller (1987)

One night, an unusual stranger in need asks a woman living alone in a house in the woods if he can use her phone. It soon becomes clear that they're playing a strange mind game and that there's something very wrong about the woods.

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Malcolm McDowell ... The Caller
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... The Girl (as Madolyn Smith)
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A mysterious man (Malcolm McDowell) comes to meet a woman living in a house in the woods. Who are they and why are their lives meant to cross? What kind of fate is in store for them? Written by choir boy <choirboy@jupiter.execulink.com> and shadow hunter__<shadowhunter@bbs.multiboard.com>>

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Country:

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English

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18 September 1987 (Italy) See more »

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Alguém Está Chamando See more »

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Empire Pictures See more »
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A chilling movie where nothing is what it seems
1 November 1999 | by saccentiSee all my reviews

Fascinating (and undiscovered) mystery/suspense/ thriller concerns a strange woman and her (even stranger?) guest in an isolated cabin in the woods. That's the entire cast, and basically there is only one set. A chilling movie where nothing is what it seems. You spend the entire film trying to discern who the "villain" is. This sort of thing must have impeccable acting to succeed, and does. McDowell is exquisite, the perfect choice.

Subsequent viewings are also rewarding, but you watch the movie from a complete different perspective. 2 1/2 of 4 stars on a tough scale.


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