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It Came From The Tube: The Babysitter (1980)

7 May 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

So far in this column, the default setting for TV horror has been the supernatural; usually ghosts (vengeful division), and a cult or two (whether it be Satan or crops). However, I would be remiss if I didn’t tend to any unusual domestic activities on a more human scale. This brings us to The Babysitter (1980), Peter Medak’s chilling tale of live-in help with some serious boundary issues. She doesn’t do windows, but she will do away with you and your family.

Originally airing on Friday, November 28th, 1980 as part of the ABC Friday Night Movie, The Babysitter as well as NBC’s Friday Night at the Movies would get trounced by CBS’ top rated shows The Dukes of Hazzard and Dallas, but those were number two and one in the land, so nobody was breaking through that block, not even the nanny from Hell.

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- Scott Drebit

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"Penny Dreadful" Rises Again

1 April 2017 9:48 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek Titan Comics' "Penny Dreadful" #1, continuing the Showtime, Sky horror drama TV series, written by Chris King and illustrated by Jesus Hervas, with covers by Stephen Mooney, Rob Davis, Shane Pierce and Louis De Martinis. available April 5, 2017:

" 'The Awakening', part 1 of 4, 'Ethan Chandler' finds himself unable to move on. 

"As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without 'Vanessa', ancient words echo across the centuries...

"...and he is called on once again to take up arms against creatures crawling out of the night..."

The "Penny Dreadful" TV series used many public domain characters from 19th-century British and Irish fiction, including 'Dorian Gray' from Oscar Wilde, 'Mina Harker', 'Abraham Van Helsing', 'Dr. Seward', 'Renfield' and 'Count Dracula' from Bram Stoker, 'Victor Frankenstein' and his 'Monster' from Mary Shelley and 'Dr. Henry Jekyll' from Robert Louis Stevenson.

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- Michael Stevens

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