Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Babysitter (1980)

2.5 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Peter Medak
Written by: Jennifer Miller
Actors include: Patty Duke, William Shatner, Quinn Cummings
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Length: 96 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

I'd read somewhere that this was basically the original version of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, which I quite liked so I was intrigued. Now this fable is made-for-tv, and stars Patty Duke and William Shatner as parents who don't have time for their daughter, and they just moved so they don't really know anybody. We can tell something is up when a young lady starts befriending their daughter, she makes up enough lies to get herself invited on as Nanny and house cleaner. It's seriously very much the same as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle in nearly every way except this is missing the excitment factor, the budget and the killing. It managed to create creepy moods and it stayed interesting to watch most of the time because it was hard to tell what the babysitter's ultimate goal was in places. It was a promising idea and I'm sure whomever made The Hand That Rocks the Cradle watched this, but other than that there isn't much to say here. Not one to try to see, but if you really like evil caretakers it's worth a gander, just don't get your hopes up too high.

Availability:  Never on DVD as far as I know
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*as far as I know this is unavailable everywhere, if you are the owner of the copyright and wish this to be removed, I will do so immediately thanks & enjoy!

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