- horror reviews - MOH 2019


IMDb Info

Release Year: 2015
Runtime: 1h 22min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Plot Summary: A couple's replacement babysitter turns out to be more than they bargained for when she subjects their kids to a series of twisted activities.

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Outside Reviews:

Glenn Kenny
2.5 out of 4 stars -

Anchored by a spectacularly committed performance by Sarah Bolger (best known for TV’s “The Tudors” and “Once Upon A Time”), “Emelie” is a tidy and nasty and often effective thriller that doesn’t quite blossom into full horror. That might come as something of a relief, as this is a bad-babysitter movie, one in which three children of fair to more-than-middling adorableness are threatened and terrorized in increasingly creepy and harrowing ways.

Noel Murray
Grade: B- - Don’t tell Mom the babysitter’s deranged, in the creepy Emelie

In the opening sequence—well-staged by director Michal Thelin—Emelie distracts and kidnaps the real Anna, which allows her to walk right into an unsuspecting family’s life. Rich Herbeck’s script pokes at the anxieties of parents who leave their kids alone with virtual strangers, while Bolger excels at playing the nightmare version of a babysitter: seemingly sweet, cool, and capable, but secretly evil.