In New York, Dr. Norman Boyle assumes the research about Dr. Freudstein of his colleague Dr. Petersen, who committed suicide after killing his mistress. Norman heads to Boston with his wife Lucy Boyle and their son Bob to live in an isolated house in the woods that belonged to Dr. Petersen. Bob befriends the girl Mae that only he can see and she warns him to leave the house. Soon his parents hire the mysterious babysitter Ann and creepy things happen in the house. When Bobby goes to the basement, his parents discover the secret of the house.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Did You Know?
Although most of the dialogue was done in English (the two children's dialogue is in Italian), the movie was nonetheless dubbed in post-production. See more
Fishing line can be seen attached to the bat that attacks Lucy in the cellar. Also, when Norman stabs the bat with a pair of scissors, blood comes out of the bat in places other than where the scissors penetrated it. See more
[Ann is kneeling on the floor, mopping up a huge pool of blood
What are you doing?
Ann, the babysitter
I made coffee.
In the end credits: "no one will ever know whether children are monsters or monsters are children." - Henry James See more
The version on the Anchor Bay DVD also includes additional footage with Giovanni Frezza in the cellar, there are almost 20 seconds extra shots of his eyes and face plus the glowing eyes of the monster he sees. See more