Name That Trauma:: Eric D. on a Late Night Killer Caller

I remember seeing a movie a few years ago from either the ’70s or ’80s about a killer who calls and stalks this woman who is working at night at a call center or radio show or answering service or something in this big building. She starts getting calls from some guy which start to freak her out and she wants to leave but she is either unable to or she calls her boss but gets talked into staying. I remember it being very good but I completely forget the name. I don’t have much else to go on. Any help on this would be much appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

-Eric D.

UNK SEZ: Thanks Eric! Your NTT description sounds an awful lot like “All Night Messenger” the last segment of the 1989 horror anthology AFTER MIDNIGHT starring MARG HELGENBERGER. Check out the clip below and see if it clicks or read our full review HERE. On the other hand, I keep feeling like I’ve seen a very similar storyline in another movie that I can’t remember so I may be wrong. If anyone has another idea, please let us know!

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7 years ago

Back in 1991 there was a TV-movie called “Intimate Stranger” starring Deborah Harry (Blondie) with a similar scenario, except that she played a phone sex operator whose caller keeps her listening while he murders a prostitute. She ends up working together with a plain-clothes cop to try and catch the guy.

7 years ago

There’s also an absolutely awful Canadian stinker called 13 in the US (City In Panic elsewhere). It isn’t exactly the same, but it’s close enough.