Reviewed byGL84Vote: 8/10/10
After learning his fellow student babysitter is a vampire, a kid andhis best friend team up with her to battle an evil vampire looking toharvest souls from the town's residents.
For a teeny-bopper vampire film, this one turned out to be a lot morefun than anticipated. One of the better features is that it manages tomake the vamps something to be feared. Despite being set in a world ofromantic vampire-lord, the creatures here are incredibly threateningand much more like traditional vampires, setting up a plan to stealsouls, putting more interest in feasting than romanticizing and evenopenly attacking people to turn them into fellow vampires, making it alot more savvy in dealing with these issues than would be expected.Even more telling is how much it deals with battling the vamps,managing to contain a lot more battles and confrontations which are alot more intense, from the big brawl with the pizza-man to the raid onthe house party as well as several other pretty big battles in here.These make the film a lot more action-packed and keeps it from beingboring, as the darker-themed storyline and investigations also help outand the humor mixes well with the fair amount of suspense for a rathersatisfying film. The only real down-side, aside from the lack ofon-screen vampire violence, is the rather cheesy nature of this onederived from it's teen-centered approach as the jokes and attitudestowards what are supposedly-frightening figures who are instead treatedas comical beings is a bit problematic to take for a more seasonedhorror fan, yet strangely makes it a more-than-serviceable entry as astarter-horror feature.
Rated Unrated/PG: Violence and children-in-jeopardy.
Reviewed byShopaholic35Vote: 8/10/10
My Babysitter's A Vampire is the Disney version of Twilight. It may bea little cheesy and not particularly scary but it's a fun supernaturalmovie that is enjoyable to watch. The cast of characters are adorableyet goofy. It's nice to see some new talent and they actually do areally good job with engaging the audience.
I'm also very impressed with the concept and story idea. They seem tohave thought out the idea as it had multi-dimensional plot lines thatcame together nicely in the end. Now I don't want to be too harsh sohonestly I don't believe I would make any changes to improve the film.It's a solid effort and perfect spooky Halloween viewing.
Reviewed bysideriteVote: 7/10/10
The film is by no means a masterpiece. The story is rather ridiculous,the violence is almost non existent and, besides being with vampires,it is completely not horror. However, it is really fun. It reminds meof the original 1985 Fright Night film, only for children and with alot of sci-fi and horror references.
While it is not perfect, it has the potential to become a classic, asthe child actors were decent, the production values as well and thepeople that took part of the project were clearly having a lot of funfilming it.
And there is also a series! I haven't watched it yet, but I am willingto bet it will be fun as well. Go, Canada!
Ethan Morgan is a geeky freshman, not trusted by his parents to stay home alone with his little sister Jane. They hire Erica, a girl from Ethan's high school who is a huge fan of "Dusk", as a babysitter. However, Erica comes across her best friend Sarah, and Jesse, Sarah's vampire ex-boyfriend, on the night she is to babysit, and decides to attend a party that Jesse is throwing instead. During a fight between Sarah and Jesse, Sarah ends up at Ethan's house and tells Ethan's parents that she was asked to babysit instead. Ethan has a vision when touching Sarah, and notices she has no reflection in the mirror, leaving him suspicious of her. He confides this in his dorky best friend, Benny. Sarah leaves to get Erica back from the party, knowing the party is full of bloodthirsty vampires. Curious, the boys have Benny's grandmother watch over Jane while they follow Sarah. They see her feed on a rat and realize she is a vampire. Sarah quickly explains that she is only a fledgling, a vampire ...