Babysitter Wanted scored a 3 out of 5 hatchets from Horror Author, A.R. Braun.
This one actually has a pretty good plot, but still comes off as a slasher. The story revolves around Angie Albright (played by the luscious Sarah Thompson), an innocent eighteen-year-old going off to college. Her Christian mother, Linda Albright (Nana Visitor) warns her to stay away from Satan, and Angie says she’s sure they’ve got plenty of churches there.
She’ll soon to have a lot to pray about.
Angie keeps running into a helpful stranger her age who gives her a ride to her babysitter job and fixes her car: good-Samaritan Rick (Matt Dallas). Then it turns out he’s Catholic, too—was an altar boy—and they become close.
At the house, the parents, Jim and Violet Stanton (Bruce Thomas and Kristen Dalton), make Angie feel welcome and introduce her to the boy she’ll be sitting, Sam (Cai Caster), a child who hardly ever speaks and always wears a cowboy outfit, along with a cowboy hat. There’s a reason for the latter.
Sam’s parents show her in the ‘fridge which Tupperware meals Sam can eat—along with buttermilk—for he’s on a special diet. When Angie finds out it’s raw meat cut into cubes, she thinks this more than strange, but warms it up in the microwave and serves it up nonetheless.
Throughout the movie, Angie is stalked by a strange-looking, shaven-headed man with eerie scars. When he breaks into the house Angie’s sitting, she calls police chief Dinelli (Bill Moseley, of Rob Zombie horror-movie fame, particularly House of 1,000 Corpses and the sequels), who she’s been complaining to about the perp. He promises to drive out and check in her. While looking for a weapon, Angie finds evidence of Satanic worship. That’s weird, and things get even weirder. Angie fights for the kid, and one would think the murderer would win effortlessly, but she gets the best of him. Angie grabs a weapon and takes him out, but why is he a priest? In the struggle, Sam’s cowboy had come off, for the priest was after the boy. Angie’s eyes google when she sees Sam has horns.
This explains a lot.
Sam’s parents arrive home. Angie is bound, about to become the next tub of Tupperware.
Will Angie escape, or become Sam’s food? Will the sheriff rescue her from the Satanists? Or—after Angie kills Sam’s parents—will Sam make her his new grind-up-virgin-girls mommy? These questions will be answered upon viewing Babysitter Wanted on Amazon Prime Video.
A. R. BRAUN is a horror author with fourteen publication credits, one a dark poem, including “NREM Sleep” in the D.O.A. anthology; “Freaks” in Downstate Story magazine; “The Unwanted Visitors” in the Vermin anthology; “Coven” in the Heavy Metal Horror anthology; “Remember Me?” in Horror Bound magazine; “Shades of Gray (the Symbiosis of Light and Dark)” in Micro Horror magazine; and “The Interloper” in the Bonded by Blood 2: a Romance in Red anthology, among others.
You can reach him on Twitter as @ARBraun and on Instagram as a.r._braun.