The Babysitter

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For the 1980 TV film, see The Babysitter (TV film). For the horror young adult novel series, see The Babysitter (novel series).
The Babysitter
Promotional poster
Directed by Guy Ferland
Produced by Kevin J. Messick
Steve Perry
Written by Guy Ferland
Based on The short story 
by Robert Coover
Starring Alicia Silverstone
Jeremy London
Nicky Katt
J. T. Walsh
Music by Loek Dikker
Cinematography Rick Bota
Edited by Jim Prior
Victoria T. Thompson
Spelling Films International
Distributed by Spelling Entertainment
Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • October 17, 1995 (1995-10-17)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Babysitter is a 1995 American thriller film directed by Guy Ferland and starring Alicia Silverstone based on the eponymous short story by Robert Coover in his collection Pricksongs and Descants (1969). The film was released direct-to-video in October 1995.


A beautiful teenage babysitter (Alicia Silverstone) is charged with the care of a preteen boy, a little girl, and a baby. She becomes the basis for fantasies of the boy, her boyfriend, Jack, his questionable friend, Mark, and the father of the children she is babysitting. Meanwhile, the children's mother, at a party thinks Jack's friend's father wants to have an affair with her, and she fantasizes about it.



The Babysitter received negative reviews; as of February 2013, it holds a 29% 'rotten' rating on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.[1]


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