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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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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


A parent's worst nightmare. 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?


Emelie's ID the Jacob finds in her wallet resembles an Ontario provincial Health Card except it only has the French title on the card and in the top left corner it says Canada instead of Ontario. 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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An interesting enough concept that never goes anywhere
20 May 2016 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

'Emelie' is one of those films that is a lot more fun if you just turn your brain off and don't think about it too much. Unfortunately for me I don't like to do that. It you stop and think about the whole story for a second you'll quickly realise none of it makes a whole lot of sense. Without spoiling any character's motives, I'll just say that there isn't a lot of common sense or reasoning going on, most of which is lacking in order to stretch this movie out to an already short 80 minute run time. The writing in thrillers is rarely perfect, but there has to be a limit to the amount of absurdity and foolishness you can accept.

It's not all bad though. Sarah Bolger in the lead role did a fantastic job. She had an eerie creepiness about her character, while always keeping some charisma in the mix. The children also did a very good job, giving performances that were above average. Often in these types of movies the kids become annoying very quickly and ruin the experience, but that was never the case here. There was some potential behind all this that I think has been squandered with some sloppy writing in parts. Director Michael Thelin in his first film did a fine job with what he had to work with and can keep his head up. Tweak the script here and there and you'd have yourself a very fine thriller.

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