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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

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 »

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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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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

Sam Stanton: [repeating line] Hungry!
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Referenced in Babysitter Wanted: Behind the Scenes (2009) See more »

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Fading in C# Minor
Written by Richard Larsen, Jennifer M. Cook, Eddie Barajas
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For once, I didn't see the twist coming.
24 August 2011 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Babysitter Wanted starts off like pretty much every other babysitter in peril film you've probably already seen: a pretty, virginal high-school student takes a child-minding job in a remote house in the boondocks, where she experiences creepy noises, power outages, and mysterious phone-calls, before eventually being attacked by person or persons unknown. In short, it's about as formulaic as a horror film can get.

If you begin to bemoan this film's predictability, though, you're playing right into the hands of its makers, whose seemingly uninspired set-up exists only to catch the viewer off guard with one hell of a curve-ball halfway through: just as the film couldn't get any more predictable, writer/director Jonas Barnes pulls the metaphorical rug from under his viewers feet with an audacious plot development that has to be seen to be believed.

With his illusion of banality well and truly shattered, Barnes is finally free to explore new territory, but despite the introduction of some welcome black humour, a few well conceived moments of tension and a spot of surprisingly gruesome gore, the film never fully capitalises on its rather bonkers mid-point revelation. If only the madness had escalated exponentially from that point on rather than just kicking up a gear and staying there, I'm sure we'd have had another bona fide horror classic on our hands—after all, nothing succeeds like excess!


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