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Babysitter Wanted (2008)

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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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Linda Albright
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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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When the police officer is investigating the girl's phone call at the farm, he stops at the end of the driveway and checks the licence plate number of the girl's car. Her car was left at the college and never made it to the farm. See more »

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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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Fading in C# Minor
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How a low-budget horror flick SHOULD be done.
2 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for 'Babysitter Wanted', I immediately thought it looked like a pretty bad, low-budget rip-off of 'When a Stranger Calls'. I mean, a female babysitter receiving phone-calls by someone lurking outside the house -- it sounds exactly the same. I, however, blind-bought this movie on DVD yesterday, and I have to say that it is easily one of the best horrors I've seen of 2009 yet.

Now the premise of the film tells the story about religious gal Angie (Sarah Thompson) who is new to college in a new town, and needs to buy a bed. She takes up a babysitting job with a local couple, and later that night, she begins receiving creepy phone-calls. This sounds similar to When a Stranger Calls, right? Well, that is until a huge twist is introduced midway into the film, which is completely unpredictable and it turns into a different movie! The twist was great, made the movie stand out and left me shocked. I wasn't expecting it at all, and if anyone tells you they saw it coming, they are simply lying. The only thing this movie has in common with WASC is the genre and the babysitting -- that is all (even the phone-calls are brief).

The acting was solid and Sarah Thompson did a really good job and had an actual likable character to work with, and seemed like a good babysitter. I was, however, cautious about her performance as she did terribly in her last horror 'Brutal' (awful movie), but Babysitter Wanted proves she's a good actress who simply had made a bad movie. Matt Dallas was really good too, although he could have been used more, as well as Nana Visitor - who plays Angie's very religious mother. Bill Moseley did really well as the Sheriff, and the parents were very good too. Oh, can't forget the kid, he was creepy as hell!

Babysitter Wanted also provides some suspenseful moments, lots of bloody violence, chase scenes and some brutal death sequences. The movie was also filmed really well, and didn't look like one of those terrible low-budget movies. Babysitter Wanted is one of the great low-budget movies and I'm very happy I bought it, as it was very much worth it. Don't let the trailer fool you, and stop calling it a rip-off of When a Stranger Calls...it's much better!

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