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An exceptional indie horror flick.
on 8 May 2013
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.