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What to Watch If You Love 'When a Stranger Calls'

Updated March 27, 2019 96 votes 21 voters 1.8k views19 items

List RulesVote up the best movies and TV shows similar to When A Stranger Calls.

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.

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