Saturday, October 21 - Monday, October 23, 2023
A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. It seems like a fairy tale, until ancient, supernatural forces turn the couples dream into a nightmare.
“Of the many threats to modern man documented in horror films – the slashers, the haunters, the body snatchers – the most innocent would seem to be the druids. What, after all, can a druid really do to you, apart from dropping fast-food wrappers on the lawn while worshipping your trees? That’s what I would have said, anyway, until I saw “The Guardian,” a movie about a baby-sitter whose goal is to capture babies and embed them in a vast and towering old sacred druidical tree, which she apparently carts around with her from state to state and aeon to aeon.” – Roger Ebert
Screening as part of our retrospective William Friedkin: Fate and Faith.
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- Country USA
- Year 1990
- Running Time 92 minutes
- Format 35mm
- Distributor Universal
- Director William Friedkin
- Cast Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall
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