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Release Date:
16 September 2007 (USA) See more »
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She's looking for the perfect family, and she's not leaving until she gets them. See more »
Plot:
A family hires a live-in baby sitter who hatches a plan to harm the mother. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Gail O'Grady ... Meghan Eastman

William R. Moses ... Carter Eastman

Mariana Klaveno ... Abby Reed

Madison Davenport ... Casey Eastman

Tristan Lake Leabu ... Max Eastman

Stacy Haiduk ... Shawna Pierson

Joanne Baron ... Mel Olson

Alan Blumenfeld ... Del Olson
Thomas Curtis ... Tom Olson

Jon Lindstrom ... Tate Walker

Andrew Masset ... Stan Gable (as Andrew Hyatt Masset)

Monique Daniels ... Laura Berry (as Moe Daniels)

Kristi Clainos ... Tina Douglas

Kim Delgado ... Detective Jordan
Nancy Bell ... Social Worker
Jordan Moser ... Chris

John Ciccolini ... Father

Jennifer Echols ... Nurse

Jill Jaress ... Elizabeth Reynolds

Elena Praskin ... Natalie
Shelby Patterson ... Screaming Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dominique Grund ... Young Abby (uncredited)

Lu Johnson ... VIP Party Guest (uncredited)

Nicole Sherwin ... Funeral Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Russell Mulcahy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Niver 

Produced by
Kevin Bocarde .... co-executive producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Lincoln Lageson .... producer
Larry Levinson .... executive producer
Nick Lombardo .... co-executive producer
Michael Moran .... co-executive producer
Randy Pope .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
 
Cinematography by
Maximo Munzi 
 
Film Editing by
Colleen Halsey 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
Amy Beth Reece 
 
Production Design by
Scott H. Campbell 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Louise Sheets 
 
Costume Design by
Evan Waters 
 
Makeup Department
JackLynn Carl .... assistant makeup artist
Leslie Espinosa .... hair stylist
Ali Reyes .... hair assistant
Ali Reyes .... makeup assistant
Michael Spezzano .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Richard Morain .... post-production supervisor (as Richard W. Morain Jr.)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Bocarde .... second unit director
Gregg Kawecki .... second second assistant director
Lincoln Lageson .... second unit director
Charity Ozarowski .... first assistant director
Frank Tignini .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lorie Arms .... property master
Barry Boen .... set dresser
Tera Johnson .... lead scenic
Tera Johnson .... props
Wil Masisak .... on-set dresser
Chris Pippin .... construction coordinator
Erika Toth .... set dresser
Daniel Trainer .... set dresser
S. Todd Whitaker .... on-set dresser
Eugene Wyrick .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer
Lisa Gillespie .... boom operator
Kevin Huie .... boom operator
Michael Kool .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Acsell .... digital compositor
Patrick Murphy .... visual effects supervisor
John Peeler .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Helena Barrett .... stunt double: Gail O'Grady
Bryan Friday .... stunt double: Jon Lindstrom
Bevin Kaye .... stunt double: Mariana Klaveno
David Rowden .... stunt coordinator (as Dave Rowden)
Darlene Ava Williams .... stunt double: Jill Jaress
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Barger .... grip
Joe Crowder .... grip
Shane English .... first assistant camera
Christy Fallin .... second assistant camera: second unit
Lewis Fowler .... first assistant camera
Jason Goodell .... electrician
Chris Horton .... electrician
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Erwin Landau .... camera operator
Joe Lara .... grip
Todd Loos .... key grip
Eric McCandless .... still photographer
Ryan Norris .... set lighting technician
James Northrup .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Roberto A. Ramirez .... best boy grip
Kara Rittenhouse .... assistant camera
Jason Sachse .... rigging best boy electric
Nick Sogard .... grip
Lisa Stacilauskas .... camera operator
Jared Wellman .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Christine Babayans .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiffani Rae .... set costumer
Meghan Wincor .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Gieseking .... post-production coordinator
Tricia Gorman .... assistant editor
Luke Guidici .... on-line editor
Frank Sharp .... post-production coordinator
Matthew W. Johnson .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Samuel Hanson .... score programmer
Matt Shelton .... music editor
John Whynot .... score mixer
John Whynot .... score synth programmer
 
Other crew
Lee Boxleitner .... production assistant
Douglas G. Davis .... executive for RHI
Matt Fitzsimons .... production executive
Deeahna Hernandez .... production coordinator
Angie Kern .... set medic
Marisa La Tour .... staff assistant
Leo Matchett .... production assistant
Amanda Phillips Atkins .... development coordinator (as Amanda Phillips)
Carolyn Plumb .... script clearance: Marshall/Plumb Research Associates
Kiran Kaur Saini .... additional script supervisor
Emily Thorne .... post-production accountant
Abran Trujillo .... key set production assistant
Al Valentine .... assistant location manager
Katie Wincor .... production assistant
Winnie Wong .... insurance: DeWitt Stern of California
Yasmeen Barghouty .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Sitter" - UK, USA (working title)
"Psycho House" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Greece:90 min
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Crew or equipment visible: As Abby walks up to the house and is introduced to the neighbors, the right arm of a crew member can be seen behind the tree across the street.See more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Haven't we been here before?, 15 February 2011
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

Here's an amusingly derivative psycho-thriller that acts as if all the other psychological thrillers in this genre don't exist. The template for this one, surprise surprise, is THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, but it doesn't even manage to be the first film about a psychotic babysitter – THE SITTER was already made at the beginning of the sub-genre, back in 1991, and Alicia Silverstone had a stab as a babysitter/temptress later in that decade.

This turns out to be completely predictable and routine, although it is more watchable than some dogs the genre throws up. Russell Mulcahy, once one of Hollywood's hottest directors after HIGHLANDER, invests this with a little more style than the usual journeyman types and the pacing is pretty much spot on. Horror fans are advised to ignore the routine script and enjoy the silly murder sequences, which are quite strong for a television movie. Garden murders, bathtub murders, a staircase set-piece inspired by THE OMEN and a decent wheelchair stunt; it's all present here, as well as the over-the-top climax complete with pulled-out phone cords, duct-taped victims, carving knives and the like.

None of the characters elicit much sympathy, particularly in the case of Gail O'Grady who comes across as a bit of a bimbo as the mother. It's incredible how nobody ever suspects the angelic babysitter and becomes a bit irritating. William Moses, once the young upstanding hero of PERRY MASON, is bland as the nice-guy father. The sitter herself, Mariana Klaveno, is hopeless when she tries to do menacing, so the filmmakers wisely focus on her sexuality instead and I found her fairly effective as the teenage temptress. Still, this definitely falls into the so-bad-it's-good category, so only fans of bad movies need bother applying.

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