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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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Jonas Barnes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Houtz Tina Houtz ... Rebecca Miller
Sarah Thompson ... Angie Albright
Nana Visitor ... Linda Albright
Jillian Schmitz Jillian Schmitz ... Erica
Matt Dallas ... Rick
Linda Neal Linda Neal ... Rebecca's Mother
Monty Bane ... Father Nicoletta
Douglas Rowe ... Professor
Bruce Thomas ... Jim Stanton
Kristen Dalton ... Violet Stanton
Kai Caster ... Sam Stanton
Brett Claywell ... Hal
Bill Moseley ... Chief Dinneli
Jeff Markey ... Deputy Connor
Cristie Schoen Codd ... Dazed Girl (as Cristie Schoen)
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Storyline

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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You Thought You Knew The Urban Legend ... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence including disturbing images, torture and terror, some language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Matt Dallas and Bruce Thomas appeared together in the TV series Kyle XY See more »

Goofs

Even though the movie was set in Northern California, the Area Codes that are listed on the school bulletin board are 310 and 503. Both Area Codes are for Los Angeles and Norther Oregon respectively. Also, they used "real" prefixes rather than the movie version of 555. See more »

Quotes

Rick: [as they walk along] Why are you always so jumpy?
Angie Albright: I don't know. I'm not usually like this. It's just... Do you ever feel like someone's watching you?
Rick: What, do you mean like a guardian angel?
Angie Albright: No, like... like someone's stalking... you.
Rick: But... Someone's stalking you? You've been here for what, like a week, and you already have a stalker? I'm so jealous.
Angie Albright: [laughs] I don't know. It just feels like someone is. Maybe it's just being away from home and all, that's got me nuts.
Rick: It sounds like you've got a lot ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Babysitter Wanted: Behind the Scenes (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Fading in C# Minor
Written by Richard Larsen, Jennifer M. Cook, Eddie Barajas
Performed by UNA
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Never judge DVD by it's cover...
11 January 2010 | by alucardvenomSee all my reviews

I pick this up on DVD because it was cheap, and judging by the cover and title I thought it was gonna be some cheap "When a Stranger Calls" rip off... Well, it wasn't. I was wrong.

After the introduction of beautiful Angie (Sarah Thompson) who's on her first year of college, movie starts out as your regular "stalk and slash" horror flick. Angie is babysitting since she needs money, and soon as the night falls, she starts receiving weird phone calls, there's strange noise and it seems that man with bad intentions is at the door. To make matters worst, kid she's suppose to watch is acting weird and he's only eating raw flesh... About first 50 minutes of the movie resolves around stalker invading home, but soon movie takes unpredictable twist and turns movie on it's head, into completely new movie. Anyone who tells you "I see that coming" is lying. There's a short reference of what might happen, but you'll never see it coming THAT WAY, trust me.

After "second movie" comes into play, BABYSITTER WANTED doesn't hold on on gore, nasty scenes (involving meat hook... anyone who's familiar with horror movies know that this thing can get nasty on screen) and chase for the rest of the movie. There are few unintentionally funny moments, and one of them is twist. I was shocked, I was laughing and I thought it pays some tribute to the old movies (era '60-'70) Very well directed with nice creepy atmosphere, looks more expensive then it actually is because of the great cinematography, fast-paced and talented cast. I hope horror movies will see more of Sarah in the future.

The only downside of the movie (for my taste) is Angie being too religious and this leads to a bad ending. It looks like director(s) couldn't decide which ending to go for, but the action scenes and the rest of the movie will make you completely forgive the bad ending.

One of the better 2009 horror flicks, specially for being low budget. Not to be missed by any true horror fan that know their stuff.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babysitter Wanted See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Shastina, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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