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Another Doofy Remake!

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Forum Name: WHEN A STRANGER CALLS
Forum Discription: If Hollywood's Looking for an Audience, They're Dialing a Wrong Number...AGAIN!
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=507
Printed Date: July 26 2014 at 8:24am


Topic: Another Doofy Remake!
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Another Doofy Remake!
Date Posted: January 25 2006 at 4:11am

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455857/">

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS

A remake of something that was already a remake of a short film 26 years ago, this one  has a killer repeatedly calling  to threaten a babysitter alone in a dark house. The catch: In the updated version, the killer keeps calling on a cell phone. What, the babysitter never heard of Caller ID, Call Blocking or any of those other features designed to stop spam calls?  If she's THAT dumb, we say she deserves to die! 

For Additional Info on this title (Reviews, Box Office Grosses, Official Site, Cast & Credits, etc.) http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=80 - CLICK HERE  



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: January 28 2006 at 3:51am
Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

 

  If she's THAT dumb, we say she deserves to die!

Along with everyone even remotely responsible for remaking this movie!



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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: January 31 2006 at 12:42am
Is it too much to ask a single motion picture executive to get off the e-
meter and come up with an original idea?


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: February 02 2006 at 3:48am

“Grandma’s Boy.” “Bloodrayne” “Aeon Flux.” “The Fog.” “Big Momma’s House 2.” “When a Stranger Calls.”

What do all of these movies have in common (besides being crappy)?

No advance screenings!



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: February 02 2006 at 4:42am

You think you have it bad, I have to review this filth for work...



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: February 02 2006 at 7:14am
Who in the heck keeps coming up with this sh*t?


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: February 02 2006 at 10:23am

 

Why didn't you nominate Brangelina as most tired tabloid people?



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: February 04 2006 at 9:13am
40 year old virgin is crap


Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: February 04 2006 at 3:52pm
i think this one should be a huge Razzie contender, I think it looks really dumb.

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Posted By: Robertin
Date Posted: March 05 2006 at 8:53am

You made important points, HeadRAZZ. This movie loses all of it´s core with all the features you mentioned. Someone harrassing you on the phone? check his/her number on the caller ID and don´t answer his/her calls anymore!!!!

Another pointless, useless remake

 



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: March 05 2006 at 12:32pm
A remake of a remake that can be mistaken for a ripoff of a bad movie?

Must. Razzie. This. Piece. Of. sh*t.


Posted By: skater_gurl14
Date Posted: March 15 2006 at 3:10am
Originally posted by JoeBacon

Is it too much to ask a single motion picture executive to get off the e-
meter and come up with an original idea?


Dude, the movie might not have been an original idea, but they still made a hell of a lot of money off the movie. They knew that teens would go see the movie and so even though it may not have been that good, it was scary and people want to go see scary movies.


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Posted By: Budgieboy
Date Posted: August 26 2006 at 2:55pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_a_Stranger_Calls_2

GOD DAMMIT!!!!


Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: January 24 2007 at 10:47am

If she's THAT dumb, we say she deserves to die!

She was NOT dumb in this film. In fact, she was one of the most smartest heroines in a horror/thriller film. Just see the film and look at the last 20 minutes and you would know why.



Posted By: andresbayona14
Date Posted: February 06 2007 at 3:00am

This is BADDDD...really bad

I don´t understand why Hollywood is making all this stupid remakes...Now comes WHEN A STRANGER CALLS; a frightless, dumb and cheesy "horror movie" where you can find the most numbers of movie cliches ever made...

 

The film is a complete dull from the beginning and the plot doesn´t go anywhere...What was 12 minutes in SCREAM...now becomes an hour and some more of complete bore from top to bottom

This should be nominated as worst remake and worst actress (Camila Belle...or whatever)



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: February 12 2007 at 2:03pm
but this wasn't a horror film. It was a suspense thriller which people confuse by horror.


Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: March 24 2007 at 2:03pm
Also, I like to add, these are so many horror films released today with a hard R rating with gore, sex, and violence that they should really be called "gore films" instead of a horror film. These types of films are not suppose to be this violent! I mean, what have horror film gone to these days?! This is actually a good horror film (thriller, I say) because it uses suspense throughout the film it's actually different from the millions of gory horror films.


Posted By: lynx123123
Date Posted: May 27 2008 at 7:12am
A splatter film or gore film is a type of horror film that deliberately focuses on graphic portrayals of gore and graphic violence. These films, through the use of special effects and excessive blood and guts, tend to display an overt interest in the vulnerability of the human body and the theatricality of its mutilation. Due to their willingness to portray images society might consider shocking, splatter films share some ideological grounds with the transgressive art movement. The term "splatter cinema" was coined by George Romero to describe his film Dawn of the Dead, though it should be noted that Dawn of the Dead is generally considered by critics to have higher aspirations, such as social commentary, than to be simply exploitative for its own sake.

The combination of graphic violence and sexually suggestive imagery in some films has been labeled "torture porn" or "gorno" By contrast, in films such as Braindead, the the gore is sometimes so excessive that it becomes a comedic device.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 08 2010 at 3:08pm
I just saw,and I don't know how to feel about the ending.Regardless,the tone just made me dislike the whole movie,which was alright.
 
B.T.W.,A horror movie doesn't violence or blood.


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 08 2010 at 5:05pm
Originally posted by Vits

I just saw,and I don't know how to feel about the ending.Regardless,the tone just made me dislike the whole movie,which was alright.
 
B.T.W.,A horror movie doesn't violence or blood.
If you dislike the movie, then it's not "alright".

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 09 2010 at 9:36am
I meant I thought it was alright up until the ending.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 09 2010 at 12:44pm
Originally posted by Vits

I meant I thought it was alright up until the ending.

Well, the ending is the reason why people are willing to sit through the movie, so if the ending doesn't deliver, the movie has failed as a whole.


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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 10 2010 at 3:28pm
Originally posted by BurnHollywoodBurn

Originally posted by Vits

I meant I thought it was alright up until the ending.

Well, the ending is the reason why people are willing to sit through the movie, so if the ending doesn't deliver, the movie has failed as a whole.

I think he means the last scene. The climax, on the other hand, delivered and it ran 20 minutes.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 10 2010 at 3:56pm
I meant when she encounters THE STRANGER at the hospital,and then wakes up.We see she's gone mad.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 10 2010 at 5:49pm
Originally posted by Vits

I meant when she encounters THE STRANGER at the hospital,and then wakes up.We see she's gone mad.
Typical, cheap "what a twist!" ending to a typical, cheap thriller.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 02 2012 at 1:06pm
I re-watched it.

I did a research to see the differences between this and the original. I think the plot changes were for the better. I prefer a repetitive movie than an inconsistent one.

Camilla Belle gave one of the worst performances I've ever seen. It was like the director run into someone he knew who wasn't an actress and said "Would you like to be in my movie? I'll teach you how to act on set".

I know I said I didn't like the ending. That's because final scares tend to feel like a cheat. But after analyzing, it's the best ending that can come from the plot. Not to mention that it was one of the very very few scary moments (the rest were jump scares and teasing). Another scary moment was the beginning, which was excellent. No, really. It was everything the beginning of a Horror Movie should be.

I give it 4/10.


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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 12:06pm
Originally posted by JoeBacon

Is it too much to ask a single motion picture executive to get off the e-
meter and come up with an original idea?
Unfortunately, the original ideas they are coming up with are even worse than the remake crap.Wink

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