When a Stranger Calls script
Synopsis: When a Stranger Calls is a 1979 American psychological horror film. It was directed by Fred Walton and stars Carol Kane and Charles Durning. The film derives its story from the classic folk legend of "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs" and the 1974 horror classic Black Christmas. The film was commercially successful, grossing $21,411,158 at the box office, though it received a mixed critical reception. It was followed by the 1993 made-for-television sequel When a Stranger Calls Back and a remake in 2006.

NANCY (O.S.)

Isn't it a neat house?

JILL:

I guess... I haven't looked around

very much.

NANCY (O.S.)

Did you see his kids?

JILL:

No, they were asleep when I got here.

NANCY (O.S.)

They're really cute. So what can I

do for you?

JILL:

You didn't happen to talk to Billy

today, did you?

NANCY (O.S.)

Yeah, I talked to him.

JILL:

Did he say anything about me?

Pause.

NANCY (O.S.)

I don't know what you did to him, or

said to him, or what... but he's

really pissed off at you! What did

you do?

JILL:

It's what I didn't do.

NANCY (O.S.)

(sarcastic)

Yeah, I can imagine.

JILL:

Do me a favor, Nance.

NANCY (O.S.)

What.

JILL:

Do you think you'll be talking with

Billy some time tonight?

NANCY (O.S.)

Prabably. I'm going to the library

in a few minutes. I just have to get

out of this house!

(beat)

Hey! Why don't Billy and I come over

there? He'll come along if I tell

him to.

JILL:

That isn't what I had in mind.

NANCY (O.S.)

You'll be safe with Billy. I'll be

there. Come on.

JILL:

Nancy, all you want to do is come

over here and get drunk.

NANCY (O.S.)

Who? Me?

JILL:

(mimicking)

Who? Me?

NANCY (O.S.)

You want to see Billy, don't you?!

JILL:

I've got a lot of work to do. I don't

want you coming over!

Long pause.

NANCY (O.S.)

You know what your problem is, Jill,

is you're so straight. I really mean

that. You go to a private school,

you wear a bra. No one can have a

good time with you!

(beat)

You know, Billy asked me to go out

with him this weekend, and I was

really really tempted because I like

Billy... a lot... as much as you do.

But I told him I couldn't, that I

didn't think it was right because

you were my friend --

JILL:

You are my friend.

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Fred Walton

Fred Walton is a director and writer, known for When a Stranger Calls (1979), When a Stranger Calls Back (1993) and April Fool's Day (1986). He has been married to Barbara Boles since 1979. They have two children. more…

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