Party Line

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"Some talk. Some listen. Some die."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.8  (628)

Party Line is a 1988 horror film directed by William Webb and stars Richard Hatch, Shawn Weatherly, and Leif Garrett. The movie is a throwback to the early slasher films of the 1980s, featuring a group of teenagers being terrorized by a sadistic killer. The story centers around an anonymous phone chat line that connects strangers with one another. A group of friends, including the handsome Seth (Richard Hatch), the flirtatious William (Leif Garrett), and the innocent Rane (Shawn Weatherly), find themselves using the chat line to pass the time on a boring night. However, they soon realize that the person on the other end of the line is not just looking for casual conversation but instead is looking for unsuspecting victims to murder.

As the group continues to chat with the mysterious caller, they begin to realize the danger they are in as the killer starts to make threats and stalk them. The mood becomes more and more tense as the individuals on the chat line become targets, leading to a chilling conclusion that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

Despite its low-budget, Party Line delivers a decent amount of thrills and suspense, thanks to its clever use of the phone chat line as a unique setting and the solid performances by its lead actors. Richard Hatch is able to convey both charm and menace as the smooth-talking Seth, while Shawn Weatherly is convincing as the innocent Rane who finds herself in over her head. Leif Garrett also puts in a solid performance as William, the ladies' man who may have gotten in over his head.

The film's numerous gore scenes are also well executed and add to the overall tension of the movie. The suspense builds as the killer becomes more and more bold, leading to some truly nerve-wracking moments.

Overall, Party Line is a unique and suspenseful horror film that is enjoyable for fans of the genre. Its use of a chat line as a setting is clever and adds an extra layer of tension to the story. The performances by the lead actors are strong and the gore scenes are well executed, making this a must-see for fans of the slasher subgenre.

Party Line is a 1988 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8.

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    4.8  (628)