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Time Out says

Deep in the lush canyons of upmarket LA, the tranquillity of an all-American family (Brown, Lowell and infant son) is threatened by the arrival of Camilla (Seagrove). Posing as a nanny sent by the Guardian Angel agency, she turns out to be a bloodthirsty, baby-sacrificing tree-worshipper. Based on Dan Greenburg's novel The Nanny, Friedkin's first foray into horror since The Exorcist contains many of the trademarks which characterised that epochal work: prying cameras track constantly through the shadowy corridors, sneaking up on occupants, while blinded scientists (police and doctors) impotently explain away supernatural disturbances. This time, though, Friedkin opts for up-front hokum, interspersed with impressively ridiculous special effects, including man-eating trees, flying nannies and coniferous chainsaw carnage. A severely flawed but not unamusing venture from a director who should know better.
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UK release:

1990

Duration:

93 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

William Friedkin

Cast:

Miguel Ferrer, Brad Hall, Carey Lowell, Dwier Brown, Jenny Seagrove, Natalia Nogulich

Music:

Jack Hues

Production Designer:

Gregg Fonseca

Editor:

Seth Flaum

Cinematography:

John A Alonzo

Screenwriter:

William Friedkin, Dan Greenburg, Stephen Volk

Producer:

Joe Wizan

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