Baby-Sitting (2012)

By Brett Mullins

Released: 2012

Written and Directed by Lucas Masson

A baby-sitter arrives at a client’s house to find extra-cheery parents leaving for dinner and two overly docile children who seemingly do nothing more than sit on the couch and stare forward blankly. This film emits a vibe that tells the audience that something is not quite right from the very beginning. It’s interesting to consider that this film could have went virtually any direction hereafter. This is a key factor in building the film’s tension.

Baby-Sitting excels in the effects department with several instances of well executed practical gore: throats being slashed with blood spraying, an axe to the face, and a face being cooked into bacon like strips.

The downside of the film is that the ending feels like a bit of a copout. It’s almost as if the filmmakers got to the final pages of the script, having already decided upon the ending, and simply made the story line up. The result is rushed and unexplained.

During Baby-Sitting, one can expect moments of laughter, a few cringe inducing scenes, and an interesting French horror story.

Rating: 6/10

This Film was screened at the 2012 Atlanta Horror Film Festival. 

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