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Release Date: February 3rd, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2006

PG-13|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson (Camilla Belle) arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone and the frightening words of a sadistic caller turn Jill's routine experience into a night of terror.

Cast: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Tessa Thompson, Brian Geraghty, Derek de Lint, Kate Jennings Grant, David Denman, Arthur Young

Director: Simon West

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Production Co: Screen Gems, Davis Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Mystery, Pursuit, Tense, Best friend, Father, Survival, Murder, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Designed to capitalize on the title and premise of the original but offers little to those who fondly remember it. show more

  • The movie ends with a bizarre and unsatisfying denouement. The epilogue, which is designed either to set up a sequel or lampoon "Halloween 2," plays like a sour last note. I suppose someone thought it was clever, but it doesn't work. show more

  • After an hour of red herrings, in which Jill investigates creepy corridors or opens rattling closet doors with no results, the only real danger is that we'll become bored to death. For real thrills, rent the original, turn down the lights and scare yourself silly. show more

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