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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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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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Horror | Thriller

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

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

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Written by Ron Alan Cohen & Heather Sullivan
Performed by Heather Sullivan
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Surprisingly chilling and disturbing low budget horror.
5 March 2009 | by Faisal-HashmiSee all my reviews

I went into the movie not expecting much, and ended up being completely satisfied. Babysitter Wanted, unlike countless DTV horrors, is genuinely creepy and has an original plot that will stay with people. A great surprise! Angie (Sarah Thompson) moves into a small town to study in college. She meets people there, but also has a feeling that someone is stalking her. She takes up a babysitter position at a farm house one weekend, and the horror begins.

The first half of the movie is in the vein of the Strangers and When a Stranger Calls. And it's equally effective, if not more. It's easy to identify with Angie's situation. The scares are consistent, although SFX is a little overused. Tension is mounted throughout.

A great twist midway turns the movie into a different direction. Without spoiling anything, the movie veers into a supernatural angle and is equally chilling as the first half although might be too gory and disturbing for some. The plot from here on is original, leading to a satisfying ending which makes room for sequels too.

The acting is surprisingly good from everyone. The productions values are great for a low budget movie, although there are a few lighting issues in the second half.

All in all, Babysitter Wanted is a welcome surprise and horror fans will have a great time with it. Recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ördög fia See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Shastina, California, USA See more »

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