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That Little Monster (1994)

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A young teenage girl is hired by a strange couple to watch their baby for the night. What the babysitter doesn't know is how strange the couple is, and exactly what kind of baby she is watching over.

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Paul Bunnell

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Paul Bunnell
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Cast

Cast overview:
Melissa Baum Melissa Baum ... Jamie
Reggie Bannister ... Twelvetrees
Andi Wenning Andi Wenning ... Mrs. Willock
William Mills William Mills ... Mr. Willock
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Edward Van Groan
Wolper Willock Wolper Willock ... Baby (Wolper Willock)
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A young teenage girl is hired by a strange couple to watch their baby for the night. What the babysitter doesn't know is how strange the couple is, and exactly what kind of baby she is watching over.

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Around these parts, the buffalo roam to an entirely different tune.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA) See more »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The voice of Baby Wolper was that of writer/director Paul Bunnell. See more »

Quotes

Himself: Regardless of what you heard, it wasn't the Paul Bunnell Story.
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Crazy Credits

"Wolper Willock" is listed with the rest of the regular cast when in fact this "actor" is really a special effects puppet. See more »

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Features Going Spanish (1934) See more »

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That Little Monster
Written by Jerry Danielsen
Performed by Peter Renaday (as Pete Renaday)
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Twilight Zone - Outer Limits fans rejoice!
17 January 2007 | by cdwellers2See all my reviews

If you are a lover of shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery or Monsters, this film is for you! The opening homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein is truly a bit of ingenious parody.

Mr.Bunnell certainly used the black and white medium not only to enhance the mood and flavor of the subject but to also remind the viewer of the tribute made to shows like the beloved Twilight Zone and Outer Limits series.

Unusual use of camera angles and movement of the camera itself catches one off guard. Remarkable to note is the babysitter's first entrance into the nursery. This is one of the creepiest uses of the camera I have ever seen. The camera seems to become The Blob - so to speak- and take on a life of it's own! An amazing piece of work! Although a short film, it delivers more than enough mystery, suspense and thrill to satisfy any fan of the genre. Well written and contrived with a well balanced blend of horror, science fiction and black humor.

Also as a bonus there is an amazing star cameo appearance by a now late but well remembered comedian.

The reason I didn't give the film a full 10 is due to the use of an unnecessary and perhaps too long "overture" at the beginning. Overlooking this personal point the film is well worth the viewer's time.

The bonus materials on the DVD are also very good. The Visitant is a brilliant short film shot in color. An un-nerving little piece about a father visiting his young son's grave. I jumped at least twice as the film ran it's course. Again a very well written and contrived piece of film story-telling at it's best.

The Interview with the film's creator is light-hearted and full of camp!

Hat's off to Mr Paul Bunnell, his cast and crew for a very worthwhile and entertaining DVD set.

Jim Seaburg


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