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Emelie (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 4 March 2016 (USA)
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A couple's replacement babysitter turns out to be more than they bargained for when she subjects their kids to a series of twisted activities.


Michael Thelin
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3 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Carly Adams ... Sally Thompson
Elisha Ali Elisha Ali ... Kitchen Staff (as Elisha Ceo Ali)
Tyler Aser ... Neighbor
Carl Bailey Carl Bailey ... Officer Morton
Thomas Bair ... Christopher
Jason John Beebe ... Waiter
Chris Beetem ... Dan
Heather Benson Heather Benson ... Restaurant Patron
Sarah Bolger ... Emelie
Bob Bozek ... Skinny Man (as Robert Bozek)
Annette Christian ... Howie's mom
Doreen Donovan Corkin Doreen Donovan Corkin ... Restaurant Patron
Lynn Czekaj Lynn Czekaj ... Restaurant Patron
O'Mick Donald O'Mick Donald ... Kitchen Staff
Michael Joseph Dugan Michael Joseph Dugan ... Cabbie


A couple's replacement babysitter comes highly recommended. After the parents leave, the children begin to suspect that she is not the person she claims to be when she subjects them to a series of twisted activities.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The babysitter is here. See more »


Horror | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Емили See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The ID card Jacob finds in 'Anna's' wallet is an Ontario provincial Health Card. See more »


When Jake turns his bedside lamp off, the light clicks off before he reaches the mechanism. See more »


Featured in Making 'Emelie' (2016) See more »


One Way or Another
Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison
Performed by Until The Ribbon Breaks
Courtesy of Peter Lawrie Winfield
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A very disturbing tale
8 June 2017 | by fairlesssamSee all my reviews

This is a very disturbing, chilling movie - all the more so because it could very easily be a reality. Many people do entrust basic strangers, or people they know very little about, to look after their children - babysitting.

Emelie is a young lady who is beyond disturbed. Although initially she comes across as a very normal, well-adjusted young woman she actually has suffered from severe trauma and loss which has just about broken her fragile mind.

The one negative I feel I must highlight about this film is that it is highly likely to be a trigger for those who have suffered sexual abuse by way of exposure or being forced to watch pornographic material. There is a scene in this film where the young children are forced to watch a tape of their father having sex with a woman that is not their mother. I feel that this is an unnecessary scene which makes for some very uncomfortable viewing. It is a very extreme issue to be included in a movie of this kind. Other than to shock I really don't see what purpose adding this subject matter had.

Although I felt uncomfortable with what I have mentioned above I still enjoyed the rest of the film. The story was interesting and engaging, it was not overly predictable. There was some mystery that wasn't completely expanded upon and there is scope that it could be continued.

Sarah Bolger gives an outstanding performance as Emelie as do the three children in the movie. They are completely believable.

I loved the concept of the 'little cubbie' and how it was told like a fairy-tale.

This movie is far from perfect but it is quite fresh, modern and chilling. I hope Michael Thelin delivers some more movies from this genre.

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