The Sitter (2007)
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"The Sitter" is just the kind of run-of-the-mill and dull made-for-video shocker that permeated video store shelves back in the 1990's, in the middle of the home video boom. The problem is that it is now at least fifteen years later, and white was tired and stale back then has only gotten worse in all that time. Truthfully this is so bland and forgettable that you almost have to admire it for not having a single original idea during the entire run time. In fact, it has the look and feel of a TV movie of the week if it wasn't for the excessive and needless gore I felt the sorriest for Australian filmmaker Russell Mulcahy, who made some flashy and memorable pictures early in his career, now reduced to this fodder material. It's your typical psycho-on-the-loose thriller with ridiculous murders that are ridiculously chalked up to accidents and paper-thin motivations. The cast is bland as well, but young Mariana Klaveno is pretty enough in the title role. She does the best that she can do with this lightweight character. The ending is routine as well, typical slasher stuff borrowed from a dozen other movies. Even the title was changed from the somewhat interesting "While the Children Sleep" to the more forgettable "The Sitter", presumably because that title looks better on the video store shelves. Plus it spells out for the uninformed movie lover just exactly what you're going to get with this generic and uninvolving thriller.
Creepy. A little cheesy at times, but entertaining.
This movie reminds me of an older movie called: The hand that rocks the cradle. Similar plot only in this movie it is a young woman rather than an older woman who is hired to look after the kids who happens to be a psycho. I like this one more than The Hand that Rocks the cradle though. Mariana Klaveno does a great job in this one.
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