15 July 2024
The Guardian (1990)
92 min.
Directed by William Friedkin.
With Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall, Miguel Ferrer.
An unsuspecting couple (Brown and Lowell) hire a nanny (Seagrove), unaware that she is actually a tree-worshipping Druid who plans to sacrifice their newborn baby.

While mediocre at best, the seemingly empty story and characterizations are somewhat overcome by some taut direction and imaginative editing.

Incoherent network TV version (which Friedkin denies exists) replaces nearly every horror scene with drab exposition outtakes, and is accredited to the psuedonymous Alan Smithee.

Beautiful Brit Seagrove is a major asset here.

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