Overprotective mother Liz Benedict meets 18 year-old orphan Joanna Redwine and hires her as house help and live-in companion to rambunctious daughter Tara. Liz's husband Jeff isn't too thrilled with the arrangement, and his fears soon prove justified when Joanna begins to manipulate everyone and to slowly destroy the family. Meanwhile next-door neighbor Dr. Linquist investigates and discovers Joanna has a disturbing past.
Mike Sauter <FastForwd@aol.com>
She drove the mother crazy, she seduced the father - now, what is going to happen to little Tara?
Did You Know?
Although primarily filmed in Washington, the two primary residences were filmed using historic mansions on the shores of Deer Lake in the city of Burnaby, BC Canada. The main family home was Townley House, aka Deerholme, and the babysitter's house was filmed at Hart House, aka Avalon. Although both were somewhat run-down in 1979, they have both been restored and are now protected heritage resources. See more
[Passes Tara a mallet to kill the fish with
Here, whap it in the head!
Oh, I can't!
Let me do it...
[Joanna pounds the mallet savagely over the fish's head several times, brutally killing it while her peers watch in horror
[realizing what she has done
I'm sorry... I... I didn't mean it...
Remade as The Sitter
Written by David Snell
Bruton Music See more