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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An exceptional indie horror flick.
Lucy decides to take a job as a babysitter. It isn't as though she had her heart set on this kind of work, but the pay is surprisingly good - especially as she never has to so much as see the child that she's suppose to be minding. As the mother explained, the boy Lucy will be babysitting is very sick, and it's for the best that Lucy not try to see him. In fact, she...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars house of the drivel
A young women is being paid a fortune to babysit the ill child of a mysterious doctor.

Starts as a sort of knock off of House of The Devil and ends in very predictable territory indeed. If you can't guess where this film is going before you watch it then it's time to hand in your deerstalker and pipe. The illness is exactly what you think it is and there...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An exceptional indie horror flick., 8 May 2013
This review is from: Sick Boy [DVD] (DVD)
Lucy decides to take a job as a babysitter. It isn't as though she had her heart set on this kind of work, but the pay is surprisingly good - especially as she never has to so much as see the child that she's suppose to be minding. As the mother explained, the boy Lucy will be babysitting is very sick, and it's for the best that Lucy not try to see him. In fact, she should avoid going downstairs altogether. Really, she's just there as a precaution. Y'know, just in case something happens. Lucy thinks that there's something fishy about this peculiar set-up. Her suspicions build when her curiosity finally gets the better of her and she investigates downstairs, leading to the discovery that the son's room is padlocked from the outside...

I really enjoyed this nifty little low-budget horror flick. Sure, it can be a little predictable and silly at times (especially towards the end), but it never seriously detracts from the enjoyment of what is -for the most part- a commendably tense and atmospheric story. It's very much in the same vein as House of the Devil, with its emphasis on suspense and a mounting sense of dread, which explodes into primal violence in the film's final quarter.

Highly recommended for fans of slow, suspenseful horror movies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars house of the drivel, 28 Oct 2013
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A young women is being paid a fortune to babysit the ill child of a mysterious doctor.

Starts as a sort of knock off of House of The Devil and ends in very predictable territory indeed. If you can't guess where this film is going before you watch it then it's time to hand in your deerstalker and pipe. The illness is exactly what you think it is and there are about a billion films featuring this illness released every couple of weeks.

Nothing special. I did like the theme tune.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Re-Boot of The Exorcist, 24 Aug 2014
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Lucy is asked to babysit a young boy, on a very good rate of pay, but with the strict instruction that she must not go down into the basement where the boy lives. Thinking that this is money for old rope, she turns up at the house, and is told by the child's mother not to venture down into the basement, under any circumstances. Her boyfriend turns up later, and after hearing strange sounds from the basement, the child minder decides to investigate. Big mistake. This is a low budget horror film, with more than a hint of The Exorcist about it, which builds slowly for the first hour, until the arrival of, well, Satan's son. Even though it is low budget, the effects are at least on a par with The Exorcist, and the fight for survival between the humans and the possessed child is well choreographed and sharply shot. This is hardly an all-time horror classic, but it works well enough, and the DVD is worth a punt at only a few pounds.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Surprise!, 29 July 2013
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This was a really creepy movie that was surprisingly good. The director has taken the virus/zombie direction with this movie and I really enjoyed it. Don't pass it up if you are a zombie fan like me.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Just another zombie film that is embarassed to admit it, 21 July 2014
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At a guess there have been 1,000 zombie films in the past decade, with about 1% of these being any good. So it should come as no surprise that the makers of Sick Boy have tried to disguise the fact that their film is in fact not a zombie flick. Sadly that isn't the case. Much like Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, the directors want to say their victims were bitten by an animal or got a viral infection in the tropics, then changed. All good and well, but try have them not die on us first unless you want the zombie tag.

That's one big mislead out the way, the other is the poster and title itself, Sick Boy. Really should be called Sick Family, and that's it I won't give away too much more of a thin plot at that. The story concerns a woman who needs a job, and gets one babysitting, sick boy. There are rules like don't disturb sick boy and you'll get $300 per night for watching TV. Sounds like a fair deal. But of course woman gets fed up of TV and 300 dollars a night and decides to go and check on sick boy. Chaos ensues. This one is a bit of a rotter, that gets worse as the film goes on. The climax is highly unsatisfying. One bright spark is the lead actress played by Skye McCole Bartusiak, who at least holds the film together, enough for us to register some interest for its short 80 min running time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars DON'T GO IN THE BASEMENT, 2 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Sick Boy [DVD] (DVD)
This is a low budget film that has a lot of filler material. Lucy (Skye McCole Bartusiak) lands a job as a high priced babysitter because she can't act. She babysits for a child locked up in his room which she is forbidden to go near. The job pays well and Lucy is curious.

Most of the time building up to the last 17 minutes, when the film becomes interesting, is wasted. The film utilizes those cheap voice enhancers normally used for demonically possessed people. The whole scene of Lucy driving in a car listening to hip-hop was a waste. This would have been better as a 30 minute short feature.

The ending is interesting and the film drops clues, but unfortunately the movie wakes up too close to the end.

Parental Guide: F-bombs. No sex or nudity. 2 stars is generous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody good, 8 May 2013
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Must confess with the spate of straight to shelf and bargain bin horror releases of late, I went into this with an open mind. And no high expectations. I was however pleasantly surprised and treated to a real little gem of a Horror. The acting from all of the cast is very good, (with the exception of the officer 'stereotype' although even he can be forgiven). The story builds well and does a good job of keeping your attention with good pacing. This could easily have become a really drawn out affair but thanks to little scares and plot reveals throughout the film really keeps you glued. All in all really good indie number and one for the collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE NEW DAMIEN !!!, 26 April 2013
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Such a creepy kid !! but brilliantly acted. always a bit wary of Evil kid films, as they rely so much on the child to be able to carry it off. In this case the young boy is superb as "every babysitters worst nightmare" (as it states on the sleeve).
The director does a great job of building the tension through the film as "Sick Boy" becomes more & more evil.
Stand out performance, not seen since Damien in THE OMEN. Highly Recommended
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I've seen worse, 12 Jun 2013
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This ultra-low budget horror flick looked interesting; I watched it. Although the female lead character was a bit annoying, I found the acting to be pretty much as good as in any bigger budget movie out there and the make-up and effects were ok too. The problem was with the wafer-thin premise of the story and the fact that not alot happened for much of the film - and then it all got a bit silly. The unbelievably daft choices characters make in horror films when faced with obvious danger is well illustratrated here. I've seen worse but, still, I'm glad it cost me nothing to have a ganders at this effort. On a lighter note, I was surprised to notice that sick boy has the same stair carpet in his home that I have in mine!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring!, 28 May 2014
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Not worth a star but that would be mean! Not scary really, story a bit over the top, boring ending!
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