The Guardian

Overview

The Exorcist director William Friedkin made a return to the horror genre with this blend of straightforward suspense and Druid myth-inspired horror-fantasy. The idyllic lives of yuppie couple Phil and Kate Dwier Brown and Carey Lowell seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla Jenny Seagrove as a live-in nanny for their newborn child, but the lovely young Camilla -- whose natural sexuality begins to work its spell on Phil -- is not what she appears to be. This becomes shockingly apparent to the ...
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Overview

The Exorcist director William Friedkin made a return to the horror genre with this blend of straightforward suspense and Druid myth-inspired horror-fantasy. The idyllic lives of yuppie couple Phil and Kate Dwier Brown and Carey Lowell seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla Jenny Seagrove as a live-in nanny for their newborn child, but the lovely young Camilla -- whose natural sexuality begins to work its spell on Phil -- is not what she appears to be. This becomes shockingly apparent to the audience early in the story when she is set upon by a trio of rape-minded thugs who meet with a particularly nasty fate in the woods, but it seems to take the parents much longer to come to the same conclusion. In fact, the woods are the key to the entire equation, as Camilla is revealed to be a powerful forest entity from Druid mythology who intends to sacrifice her infant charge to a hideous tree-god.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/1998
  • UPC: 096898097536
  • Original Release: 1990
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jenny Seagrove Camille
Dwier Brown Phil
Carey Lowell Kate
Brad Hall Ned Runcie
Miguel Ferrer Ralph Hess
Natalia Nogulich Molly Sheridan
Dr. Berry Herman Doctor at Birth
Pamela Brull Gail Krasno
Gary Swanson Allan Sheridan
Jack David Walker Punk
Willy Parsons Punk
Frank Noon Punk
Theresa Randle Arlene Russell
Ray Reinhardt Dr. Klein
Jacob Gelman Scotty
Iris Bath Mrs. Horniman
Rita Gomez Rosaria
Bonnie Snyder Older Woman
Craig Nemeth Baby Jake
Josh Fischman Baby Jake
Xander Berkeley Detective
Technical Credits
William Friedkin Director, Screenwriter
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
Teresa M. Austin Makeup
Todd Black Producer
Michael Borofsky Producer
David Bridie Songwriter
Sarah Burdick Set Decoration/Design
Philip C. Cory Special Effects
Denise Cronenberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Seth Flaum Editor
Gregg Fonseca Production Designer
Dan Greenburg Producer, Screenwriter
Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Jack Hues Score Composer
Gene Lees Songwriter
Bruce A. Miller Art Director
Matthew Mungle Special Effects
Renee Alaina Sacks Costumes/Costume Designer
David Salven Producer, Production Manager
Stephen Volk Screenwriter
Joe Wizan Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    nice because it's different

    no this is not the greatest or most frightening movie ever made, but i find it quite enjoyable. the horror of the tale may sway too much toward the female audience, however. it's 'bad guy' is actually a female druid...of sorts. the film seems to lack any factual basis for this character, but it's a movie. enough said. she lives lifetime upon lifetime by stealing babies to offer to her 'guardian tree' (if you will). yes, this sounds silly, but the true horror is the fact that there is a VERY strange woman posing as a nanny who only wants to TAKE helpless babies from their unsuspecting mothers. along with this idea of horror comes killer coyotes, killer trees, and frenzied parents out for revenge. not your typical horrorshow but worth its day in court.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2003

    Really bad movie

    Hello, this film was the worst I have seen in last year... the idea of this story is pretty good, but the producerwork is terrible!!!

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