THE BABYSLITTER © 2002
The Babyslitter. Why has no one used that title yet?! It's glorious. It's suggestive and prurient, one of those titles that you find only on VHS in 1983, one that draws you in as you roam the isles of your local Movies To Go. It just screams exploitation. It's cute, yes, but tells you exactly what you're in for. This one comes from Melbourne, Australia, and is slickly produced brainchild of Glenn Triggs. Glenn's been at it for a few years now with Dark Epic Productions. In The Babyslitter, a young girl responds to an ad for a job out in the Dark Hills. Guess what happens! Yes, it's one of the classic horror tropes. You can fill in the rest. While there's nothing new here, this one hits most of the notes that it needs to. It takes its time in building up the quiet dread, much like recent darling, House of the Devil, then ups the ante with mysterious bits of weirdness. At 12 minutes long, it's a quick bit of babysitter butchery and worth a watch. _ HORRORSQUAD.com
The Babyslitter was a two day shoot - that was heaps of fun. I had asked a friend from the VCA, Chantal Harrison to be the star of the show and she accepted pretty much on the spot. The best part of making this film was the freedom to make it the way I wanted to make it - lighting, camera movement, acting etc. As the budget was really low the freedom was very high!