Babysitter Wanted Hits DVD

The retro-look slasher Babysitter Wanted gets a limited theatrical release in the US this Friday but, meanwhile, sneaks out on DVD in the UK on the 23rd of February. The Lionsgate release offers a making-of featurette and the following cover art:


The movie is the directorial debut of Jonas Barnes and Michael Manasseri, both of whom are better known for small acting roles in everything from Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle to Psycho Beach Party, and stars Sarah Thompson (7th Heaven, Angel) as a small-town babysitter terrorized at a remote farmhouse.

Plot-wise, then, it sounds like the 1971 British thriller Fright, which featured Straw Dogs’ Susan George, but only time will tell as to whether it’ll build on the 80s vibe of recent efforts like All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, or take the more torture-themed route preferred by many a post-Saw slasher… What say you?

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4 Responses to “ Babysitter Wanted Hits DVD ”

  1. Read good column in Fangoria… with cool, blood-drenched chick photos… looks promising.

  2. I saw that too in Fangoria…looks really bloody…

    I had the hots for Michael Manasseri, the director of Baby-sitter, when I was in high school. he didn’t have small acting roles…He was the lead in one of my favorite shows growing up…Weird Science. He also was a lead in License to Drive one of the best 80’s movies with the 2 Corey’s and Heather Graham.

  3. I am one of the lucky ones who caught this film in a pre-screening. Wow. It’s pretty nice. Thompson is good, the guy who plays the dad is FANTASTIC! The film has a really cool retro vibe and is lit and photographed beautifully. Not as bloody as the press pix would lead you to believe but it’s got some gory stuff.

    Find it. Watch it.

  4. Where can I get a copy of the dvd? I’ve been trying to find it for a couple years.

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