In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.
The inhaler that the character of Claire uses was actually painted beige and brown for the film as Ti West didn't like the look of the reliever inhaler the props department had obtained. The inhaler was set up to spray a candy flavored breath freshener into Sara Paxton's mouth so it could be used realistically but would taste pleasant. See more »
When Claire is looking through the haunting website, the visitation counter switches from 3875 to 3874. See more »
This movie had a lot of potential with an interesting hook and great location but failed to deliver all around.
A horror movie relies on tension and atmosphere to build fear. This movie takes a very long and tedious time establishing characterization instead of mood. Unfortunately, the two main characters and in fact all the characters in the very small cast are so two-dimensional and stereotypical that all that time was thoroughly wasted. To add insult to injury, there is even a cheap jump scene at the beginning that breaks what little mood is established by the opening credits and pans of the set. When the movie finally reaches its climax, it still is not scary or horrific. It just falls flat. The ending was unsatisfying as well with no real resolution or twist.
It's just good enough to keep you watching and waiting for something to happen, but it never does.
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