Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda's nerves on edge. The real terror begins, however, when the child's biological father appears after recently escaping from a nearby mental institution. Written by
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
The scream you can hear is your own
Did You Know?
Among horror fans this film is considered the first film to come up with the popular horror convention of a lone babysitter terrorized by a psychotic murderer. See more
When Amanda walks out the door into the yard she is frightened by clothing which hits her in the face from a spinning clothesline. In a subsequent shot we see the back door & clothesline positions in relation to each other. It would be highly unlikely and next to impossible that somebody exiting the door would not notice the white clothes on a spinning clothesline and avoid them instead of walking into the path of the clothes. See more
How do you spell that word, "psychotic"?
You may have to spell it M-U-R-D-E-R, murder, if you don't get someone over there quickly!
Remade as Trick or Treats
Music by Harry Robertson
Lyrics by Bob Barratt See more