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Wondering what to watch after When A Stranger Calls? Whether you loved the original 1979 version or the 2006 remake, there's no question that the classic horror film - especially those infamous first 20 minutes - is absolutely chilling. If you love a good scare, it's only natural to crave something similar after viewing the film. Luckily, there's no shortage of horror films and television shows in the world. There are plenty of When A Stranger Calls similar shows and films for your viewing pleasure. 


What movies and TV shows are good recommendations for When A Stranger Calls fans? In Scream, teens left home alone are the victims of a crazy killer and the film also features a few scenes involving spooky phone calls. I Know What You Did Last Summer is another good movie as it also incorporates murder coupled with mysterious messages. When it comes to TV shows like When A Stranger Calls, the critically acclaimed American Horror Story is sure to leave you petrified. Other good options include The Twilight Zone, Bates Motel, and The Strangers.

Which movie or TV show best captures the vibe of When A Stranger Calls? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good features we may have missed.

Scream is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love When a Stranger Calls
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Scream


Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, and David Arquette. Released on December 20, 1996, Scream follows the character of Sidney Prescott, a high school student in the fictional town ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love When a Stranger Calls
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American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a ...more

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I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love When a Stranger Calls
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I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film changes many aspects of the book, which was not a slasher novel. The film also draws inspiration from the Urban Legend known as The Hook. The film stars Jennifer Love ...more

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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love When a Stranger Calls
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Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 99 episodes. The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the ...more

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