31 Days of Horror Movie Reviews: #16 Emelie

Happy 16th Day of Halloween, one and all!!!!

This fabulous Halloween Monday Funday, I thought we’d spend some time talking about Emelie!

This 2016 horror flick directed by Michael Thelin, who seems to have busied himself with videos and shorts.

Emelie, is a bit of a twist on the classic creepy babysitter movie that we’ve seen in the past. Think, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, rather than When A Stranger Calls

Anna/Emelie (Sarah Bolger), is called in last minute to cover a babysitting gig for an anniversary celebrating couple, eager for a night out on the town. 

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Charged with caring for their 3 kids, Jacob (Joshua Rush), Sally (Carly Adams), and Christopher (Thomas Bair), Anna/Emelie seems the perfect babysitter.

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Things seems perfectly normal at first, until Anna/Emelie starts letting the kids get away with some pretty odd things, like coloring on the wall, feeding 1 kids pet to another pet, watching porn??!!!!

The film eventually, awkwardly, and annoyingly explains, just what Anna/Emelies’s motives are. This is where it lost me. I HATE when a movie has to explain itself, crazy can be for crazy sake, no explanation needed!  But when you try to put a sympathetic spin on crazy, and give a half ass back story for crazy, I’m OUT!!

Every parent fears leaving their child in someone else’s care, it’s natural, but this flick didn’t play on those notes well enough. Emelie was heavy enough with uneasiness, and tension, but when it came to fearing for the children’s lives, it just fell short!

Emelie gets…

1 1/2 SQUEALS OF DELIGHT!

 

Thanks for stopping by and check back for 15 more DAYS OF HORROR!!!!

 

 

 

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