|When a Killer Calls|
|Directed by||Peter Mervis|
|Produced by||David Michael
|Written by||Steve Bevilacqua
|Distributed by||The Asylum|
|Release date(s)||February, 2006|
|Running time||91 mins.|
When a Killer Calls is a 2006 direct-to-DVD horror film distributed by B movie company The Asylum. The film was released in February 2006, to coincide with the theatrical release of the 2006 re-make of When a Stranger Calls, as both movies have near-identical plots.
Trish (Rebekah Kochan) is babysitting a young girl, Molly, while her parents are out. The first couple of hours at home, Trish and Molly are fine, but this is only because the parents have been murdered by the killer. When that deed is done, the killer begins to call Trish's cell phone, repeatedly asking her if she's "checked the children", now that Molly has been put to bed.
Beginning to feel uneasy, the arrival of her boyfriend Matt, along with his drunken friend Frank and his girlfriend Chrissy, doesn't seem to help her mood. Soon after they've arrived, the killer also arrives, killing Molly in her room, and killing Frank in the basement, but leaving Chrissy tied up on the couch. When Trish goes to Molly's room to find her dead, she comes face to face with the killer, and tries to escape, but falls down the stairs and is rendered unconscious.
After a brief fade-out, the action now shifts to the basement, where Trish is now tied to a rafter, Matt is tied up on the floor and Chrissy is still tied on the couch. After several minutes of close-ups of Trish moaning and screaming for help, the killer finally killing Chrissy and Matt, and some shots of (what some would call) gratuitous nudity, Trish manages to escape and run out of the house, and manages to retrieve Frank's gun which he stashes in Matt's truck just in time and shoots him dead. The movie ends by Trish simply walking away from the house into the surrounding woods.