• I was very impressed with the film aside from some awful scenes of attempted broad comedy (in otherwise a pretty straight horror) with Marian Waldman as Mrs. Mac
  • Great POV opening that could’ve been in a De Palma film—there are hands coming out of the camera
  • The two young beauties in lead: Olivia Hussey (from romeo and Juliet who is excellent here) and Margot Kidder whose character is drunk in every scene
  • It’s both a who-done-it and horror with real suspense at the end about who the killer is (and it’s open-ended which works)
  • Great tracking shot thru the house
  • It’s a slasher template and a good one at that. Again, it’s not Halloween from Carpenter in 1978 or Deep Red from Argento in 1975 but still
  • Influenced by Psycho (we, as the killer), are male gazing on a sorority house and sorry wrong number (Great moment when the chief of police realizes the calls have been traced back to the house) for sure
  • The editing during the Kidder stabbing/killing is influenced by Psycho and Hitch in particular. It’s a really strong editing montage
  • The voice in the prank call is quite horrifying—as are the eyes of the killer
  • Great moment when the chief of police realizes the calls have been traced back to the house