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Babysitter Wanted (2008)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  6 February 2009 (USA)
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In a small college town, a young girl working on a babysitting job in a rural farm is terrorized throughout the night.

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The religious teenager Angie Albright moves to a small town to study Art History in college. She finds a weird roommate and befriends the student and former altar boy Rick. Angie decides to babysit to raise money to buy a bed and she finds an advertisement to work at the distant Stanton Farm in the countryside. She is welcomed by Jim Stanton and his wife Violet that are seeking a babysitter for their son Sam and they make arrangements for Friday night. Meanwhile Angie has the sensation that someone is stalking her and she goes to the police station and reports to Chief Dinneli. On Friday night, Angie's car breaks and Rick gives a ride to Angie to go to the farm. When she is alone with Sam, a stranger breaks in the farmhouse and Angie saves Sam from the man. Soon she learns that she is in the house of evil and nothing is like she thought it would be. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong grisly violence including disturbing images, torture and terror, some language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Even though the movie was set in Northern California, the Area Codes that are listed on the school bulletin board are 310 and 503. Both Area Codes are for Los Angeles and Norther Oregon respectively. Also, they used "real" prefixes rather than the movie version of 555. See more »

Quotes

Angie Albright: [upon seeing a picture of a missing girl] What do you think happened to her?
Erica: Who knows? Last year, this girl went missing. Her mom was on the news. Police did a full manhunt. Turns out, she moved to Colorado with her boyfriend and just didn't tell anyone. It happens all the time. Of course, the did find some girl down in Redding all hacked up last month.
Angie Albright: Did they ever catch the guy?
Erica: I never heard anything about it if they did.
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This Little Flick Surprised Me!!!
5 March 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This little flick surprised me. What I figured would be another run of the mill horror movie actually turned out to be whacked out and slightly humorous. I did not see where this was going at first and about halfway through when you find out what's going on it becomes a refreshing change from the typical. I really can't say what the little twist is as it would ruin the movie entirely but I found it quite entertaining.

Easily my favorite character through the whole thing is Bruce Thomas as the father. He has a sort of Bruce Campbell-ness to him, minus a bit of sarcasm and I enjoyed every minute that he was on screen. It does have a few downfalls. The acting of Sarah Thompson and Matt Dallas was a little wooden and I would've liked to have seen more of Bill Moseley but it's still a really enjoyable movie. There's a few scenes of gore but it's not excessive which I have to admit was a nice change of pace from some of the stuff I've watched lately. It reminded me of the good old days when the gore happened off screen and let your imagination fill in the blanks which can end up being more scary.

It's not an amazing movie by any means but there was something about it that I really liked. It seems kind of tongue in cheek while at the same time being very serious and manages to pull it off. The story is way out there and I chuckled and grimaced my way through the whole thing. All together it's a fun little horror flick that I had a blast watching.


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