Entertainment

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

watchworthy
45 votes 14 voters 1.2k views 19 items

List Rules Vote 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.

back to page 1
When a Stranger Calls Back is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'When a Stranger Calls'
Photo:  IMDb/Via Pinterest

When a Stranger Calls Back is a 1993 made-for-television psychological horror film directed by Fred Walton. It is the sequel to the 1979 classic When a Stranger Calls. ...more on Wikipedia

More When a Stranger Calls Back

#33 of 40 on The Scariest Movies Set in Schools #14 of 30 on The Best 90s Slasher Movies #8 of 91 on The Best Horror Movies of 1993

see more on When a Stranger Calls Back
The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'When a Stranger Calls'
Photo: via Wikimedia Commons

The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG. Cole (Judah Lewis) is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) until he witnesses the unthinkable. ...more on Wikipedia

More The Babysitter

#95 of 100 on The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked #8 of 14 on Pretty Good Movies On Netflix Inspired By '80s Horror #13 of 26 on The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far) #4 of 39 on The Best Netflix Original Movies of 2017

see more on The Babysitter
Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'When a Stranger Calls'
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Fair use

Tales from the Darkside is an American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it debuted in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, Tales From The Crypt, Monsters, and Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour, each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes. ...more on Wikipedia

More Tales from the Darkside

#31 of 54 on The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked #6 of 72 on Shows That May Be Just Too Scary For TV #6 of 65 on The Creepiest Shows in TV History featuring The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes

see more on Tales from the Darkside
I Saw What You Did is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'When a Stranger Calls'
Photo: Metaweb (FB)

I Saw What You Did is a 1965 American horror film released by Universal Pictures and starring Joan Crawford and John Ireland. The plot follows two teenage girls who find themselves in serious danger after making a prank phone call to a man who has just murdered his wife. The screenplay by William P. McGivern was based upon the 1964 novel Out of the Dark by Ursula Curtiss. The film was produced and directed by William Castle. ...more on Wikipedia

More I Saw What You Did

#39 of 61 on The Best '60s Horror Movies #34 of 120 on The Best Movies of 1965 #38 of 85 on The Best Joan Crawford Movies #23 of 30 on The Best Teen Movies of the 1960s

see more on I Saw What You Did