Phone terror movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant phone terror movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, psychological and tense films and TV shows about / with phone terror, murder, danger, crimes, telephone call, serial killer, blood, deadly, psychopath and violence plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, South Korea, UK and other countries.
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phone terror movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as phone terror: Countdown (2019), Out of the Dark (1988), Don't Hang Up (2016), Long Distance (2005), Phone (2002), The Call (2020), Don't Let Go (2019), A Killer in Prague (2012), When a Stranger Calls Back (1993), T@gged (2016).

List of phone terror movies

 5.4
 31K
Countdown (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young nurse downloads an app that tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
Style: mysterious, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: countdown, fear, phone terror, supernatural, youth, survival, demon, characters killed one by one, technology, nurse, devil, fear of death ...
Time: 21st century
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Out of the Dark (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An employee at a telephone fantasy service helps hunt for the killer preying on her silken-voiced colleagues.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, rough, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, killer clown, phone sex, phone terror, who done it, woman in danger, police detective, psychopath, danger, mystery, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
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 5.6
 14K
Don't Hang Up (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An evening of drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, exciting, tense ...
Plot: prank, terror, mysterious stranger, murder, phone terror, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death threat, prank telephone call, threat, telephone call, psychopath ...
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 5.2
 870
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, deadly, crimes, stalking, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profiler, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
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 6.2
 5K
Phone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soon after Ji-won gets a new cell phone, her friend's young daughter, Yeong-ju, puts it to her ear and immediately begins screaming in terror. When other strange things start happening in connection with the phone, Ji-Won does some ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: ghost, journalism, cell phone, mystery, supernatural, investigation, haunted by the past, obsession, evil spirit, crimes, teenage life, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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 4.2
 4K
The Call (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the fall of 1987, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple after a tragic accident occurs. Needing only to make a single phone call, the request seems horribly ordinary until they realize that this ...
Style: mystical, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: phone terror, survival horror, supernatural horror, youth, friends, group of friends, false accusation, teenage girl, supernatural, mysticism, crimes, brutality ...
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 6.4
 10K
Don't Let Go (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A detective suffering from a personal loss receives a call from his recently deceased niece. Being able to communicate across time, the two work together to try and stop the crime before it occurs.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: family in danger, second chance, phone terror, evidence, murder, murder mystery, family problems, murder investigation, mysticism, saving a life, private investigation, fear ...
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A Killer in Prague (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The little town of Petrovice has been terrorized by a serial killer who is murdering the students of the local school. The police are searching for the killer, but cannot find any lead. There is every indication that the masked murderer has been ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police interrogation, danger, psychopath, teenager, masked killer, group of friends, friendship, violence, phone terror, mystery killer ...
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When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julia is babysitting two young kids while a doctor and his wife are out. During the evening, a stranger knocks on the door asking Julia if she can call the auto club so he can get a tow. The phone line is dead though. This is all part of the act as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nanny, police investigation, psychopath, woman in danger, college, stalker, phone terror, ventriloquist, gory, haunted by the past, student life, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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 7.3
 1K
T@gged (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 18 min.
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Story: t@gged is a modern day thriller that explores the terrifying risks of social media in a world of anonymity.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, neurotic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: social network, teenager, blackmail, group of friends, teenage life, secret identity, society, phone terror, fear, photograph, mystery, adolescence ...
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I've Been Waiting for You (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a California teen with an interest in the occult moves to a New England town, she finds that the town teens believe she is a witch sent to seek revenge on the descendants of the people who originally killed another witch a hundred years ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, revenge, teen angst, witch, curse, gory, psychopath, danger, good versus evil, vampire, supernatural, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new england
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 5.4
 106
Grave Danger (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Home alone, Becky (Debbie Kopacz) is already on edge from a night of watching scary movies when an anonymous caller takes her terror to the brink by forcing her to trade spooky stories with him in this Jim Haggerty-helmed horror flick. Tales of ...
Style: anthology, low-budget
Plot: phone terror, ventriloquist dummy, scantily clad female, blood, vagina, ventriloquist, film within a film, girl in panties, bare breasts, female removes her dress, trophy wife, adultery ...
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 6.3
 58K
The Guilty (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, woman in danger, police, law enforcement, police officer, telephone call, heroes, deadly, who done it, violence, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.7
 310
You Die (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An app appears on a girl’s phone. What looked like a game is actually a connection to the world of the dead, which allows you to see them through the phone’s camera.
Style: psychotronic, scary, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: student, ghost, seeing dead people, death, mysterious death, manipulative behavior, teenage boy, female ghost, supernatural power, teenage girl, roommate, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy
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 6.4
 33K
Compliance (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: manipulation, female removes her clothes, false accusation, boss and employee, sexual humiliation, telephone call, human nature, dishonesty, police investigation, power relations, moral dilemma, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new jersey, canada
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Babysitter Wanted (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When she takes a job babysitting a young boy (Kai Caster) for a night at his family's remote farmhouse, sweet college co-ed Angie Albright (Sarah Thompson) becomes the target of a scar-covered creep making mysterious phone calls and prowling ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, slasher, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, chase, danger, mind game, psychopath, rivalry, crimes, deadly, small town, farm, axe, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.6
 110K
Monster House (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.
Style: suspenseful, dark, semi serious, scary, humorous ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: halloween, computer animation, haunted house, ghost, children, supernatural, neighbor, family, monster, suburbs, friendship, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 4.5
 39K
Rings (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying ...
Style: atmospheric, surprise ending, scary, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: curse, investigation, death, videotaping, video tape, supernatural, video cassette, video, nightmare, strangulation, hallucination, maggot ...
Place: new jersey, tokyo
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 7.1
 334K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, race against time, life is a bitch, curse, parents and children, uncover truth, crimes, danger, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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 7.2
 67K
Ringu (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, macabre, scary, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, curse, woman in danger, back from the dead, danger, mysterious death, dark secret, supernatural power, journalist, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.1
 25K
The Call (2020)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Connected by phone in the same home but 20 years apart, a serial killer puts another woman’s past — and life — on the line to change her own fate.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, disturbing
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, changing the past or future, borderline personality disorder, time travel, police officer, time paradox, couples, danger, husband wife relationship, chase, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
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 6.0
 2K
Lisa (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Because her overprotective mother (Cheryl Ladd) won't allow her to date, 14-year-old Lisa (Staci Keanan) creates a rich fantasy life. She calls random men and seduces them anonymously. But now she may have picked the wrong man. Richard (D.W. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: psychopath, mistaken identity, stalking, serial killer, prank, restaurant, deadly, single parent, crimes, youth, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice beach california
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 6.2
 166K
Scream 2 (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college ...
Style: slasher, suspense, scary, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, college, mask, serial murder, chase, psychopath, wannabe, film within a film, masked killer, mystery killer, student life, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, ohio
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 6.2
 134K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, ...
Style: scary, slasher, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, mystery killer, masked killer, serial murder, psychopath, mask, rescue, gory, characters killed one by one, mystery, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Night Caller (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at night, telling them insults about their lives. Minos, as he calls himself, wants to prevent the world from free women and he targets at first these ones. Commissaire Letellier is given the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, chase, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, law enforcement, crimes, crime, pursuit, skyscraper, mysterious villain, evil man ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Style: scary, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, asthma, death, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, delusion, friendship, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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 5.0
 2K
Hellphone (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A teenager feels an endless fascination for his cellular which will enable him to reach his aim: alluring the pretty high-school girl he's in love with. Unfortunately, this special "addiction" will not be without negative consequences ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, supernatural ability, chaos and mayhem, youth, supernatural, high school, technology gone awry, surrealism, cell phone, mind control, chaos, nothing goes right ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: pervert, serial killer, stalking, psychopath, rapist, kidnapping, sister, knife murder, danger, journalism, media, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
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Black Christmas (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: slasher, psycho film, christmas horror, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, serial murder, serial killer, murder, incest, pianist, suicide attempt, abortion, psychopath, attic, telephone call, prank telephone call ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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 6.8
 3K
Blind (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A missing person case involving a female university student and the victim in a hit and run case appears to be the same person. Detectives look for a witness. A witness, Min Soo-Ah appears, but Min Soo-Ah is blind. She used to be a promising student ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, police detective, delivery, partners, law enforcement, unlikely partners, crimes, danger, stalking, woman in danger, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
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