When a Stranger Calls


Airplane Movie Reviews: When a Stranger Calls (1979)

I've been traveling pretty frequently for work lately, so I've had some long airplane flights. Most of the airlines now offer some form of free movies on demand during flights, and most of them have a small selection of both new and old horror films. So, I figured when I fly from now on, I'll try to find a horror flick to pass the time, and I'll review it for the site. First up is an absolute classic from 1979--When a Stranger Calls. Starting Carol Kane, Charles Durning and Tony Beckley, this movie is one of the most influential horror films of all time, and ye[...]


Urban Legends

The first urban legend I ever heard was the legend of the hook man. I was probably five or six and by that time, I was already addicted to scary stories and movies. My dad would turn the living room lights down and tell the story. My brother and I hung on every single word. Sure, little things changed here or there, but for the most part the key elements of the story remained the same. Have you heard of the Hook Man?   Let me summarize it for you. A young couple out on a date is parked at a lover's lane, kissing in a car. They've been interupted once or[...]