047: When a Stranger Calls (1979 vs 2006)

047: When a Stranger Calls (1979 vs 2006)

Show Notes

Episode Synopsis

This week the Hack or Slash team is back at it again with a comparison of the 1979 "When a Stranger Calls" to its 2006 remake. The group questions the humanity of shock therapy, debates the tactics employed by the team behind the remake, and swaps bad luck babysitting stories. This episode contains spoilers.


Movie Details

1979 IMDB

2006 IMDB

Title: "When a Stranger Calls"

Run time: 1h 37m (1979); 1h 27m (2006)

Release Date: October 26, 1979; February 3, 2006 (USA)


Mentioned in the Episode

The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Headboard Shotgun GIF


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Music Credits

"Hack or Slash" by Daniel Stapleton

"The Dread" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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