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The Caretaker (2016)

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A young woman returns home to care for her gravely ill grandmother, only to begin sleepwalking, envisioning spirits and uncovering dark secrets in her family's past.

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Jeff Prugh

Writer:

Jeremy Robinson
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Cast

Cast overview:
Meegan Warner ... Mallorie
Sondra Blake ... Birdie
Sean Martini Sean Martini ... August
Chanel Celaya ... Taylor
Barry Jenner ... Rawdilly
Sadie Stratton ... Eva
Alyssa Koerner Alyssa Koerner ... Young Mallorie
Mike Gomez ... Gilberto
Anna Khaja ... Dr. Patel
Rafael J. Noble ... Dr. Frances
Irwin Keyes ... Sebastian
Sophia Santi ... Nina
Wyndoline Landry ... Candy
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A young woman returns home to care for her gravely ill grandmother, only to begin sleepwalking, envisioning spirits and uncovering dark secrets in her family's past.

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Some people care too much.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Portend See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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The song Musical Sam from Alabam' on the Victoria at the beginning was originally recorded on an Edison cylinder in 1918. See more »

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Referenced in 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: Quick Takes Volume 6 (2017) See more »

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Yellow Dog Blues
Written by W.C. Handy (as William Christopher Handy)
Performed by Harry Radermann's Jazz Orchestra
Published by Edison Blue Amberol (1920)
Courtesy of Dept. of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara
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fantastic scares
3 November 2016 | by jamescentreSee all my reviews

The Caretaker is a thoroughly engaging and deeply disturbing new entry into the horror film genre. The cat-and-mouse game between the well-intentioned Mallorie (Meegan Warner) and her deeply troubled grandmother (Sondra Blake) delivers satisfying screams, thanks largely to the film's eerie, Polanski-esque sense of atmosphere. Director Jeff Prugh impressively maximizes the film's fear potential without the use of extravagant special effects or an obscene amount of gore, instead using lighting, music, and character development to create a building sense of dread. And the atmosphere works like a charm, with the film's final moments leaving viewers in absolute terror. The Caretaker is a gloriously effective chiller that is sure to haunt viewers for days afterwards.


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