Babysitter Wanted to debut at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest


Big Screen Entertainment’s latest film heads north with director Michael Manasseri attending the festival and hosting the Canadian premiere of Babysitter Wanted. A suspenseful horror film, with surprising twists, Babysitter Wanted has been well received all over the world from Sitges Fest to the Hollywood Film Festival to recently winning Germany’s Weekend of Fear for best film.

The film will screen during the coveted midnight time period on Thursday, July 17th, 2008 at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest in the Hall Theater.

Babysitter Wanted stars Matt Dallas (Kyle XY), Sarah Thompson (Cruel Intentions), horror icon Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses), Bruce Thomas (Kyle XY), Kristen Dalton (The Departed), Nana Visitor (Deep Space Nine) and Monty Bane (Sleepwalkers) in a film about a college student who replies to an ad for a babysitting position on a remote farm.

The co-directors of the film, Jonas Barnes and Michael Manasseri, deviously drag things in an unexpected direction with lots of twists and turns and an abundant amount of slice ‘n’ dice. The film shifts drastically, breathing a gust of originality into a sub-genre often criticized for its redundancy.

Director Michael Manasseri and the senior VP of Big Screen Ent. will be on hand at Fantasia Fest to host the screening. Babysitter Wanted was Manasseri’s first foray behind the camera. He is currently producing a number of projects with Montreal’s native son, the Captain of the Enterprise and legal eagle, William Shatner, including the completed “William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet, as well as a new film project for Big Screen Entertainment, Standing Down, featuring Hellboy star Ron Perlman.

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