The 1980 horror film Don't Answer the Phone! is a grim, sleazy, and violent entry into the slasher horror genre. Filmed on a low budget in Los Angeles, most of the outdoor, public scenes were captured guerilla style without permits. This fact, along with the fashions and hairstyles, portrays a curious time capsule view into the city as it once was.
Lead actor Nicholas Worth, who bears a resemblance to a completely unhinged George Constanza, holds nothing back in his portrayal of Kirk Smith, a deeply troubled Vietnam veteran who earns a living selling photos of naked women to a cigar chomping, bottom feeder publisher played by Kirk Smith, known to many as the title character from the Porky's film franchise. Increasingly unhinged, Kirk Smith begins a path of psycho-sexual violence and murder brought down on female strangers and potential models as the dim witted police detectives attempt to apprehend the serial murderer.