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The Caretaker (2007)

Judd Nelson  |  R |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Judd Nelson
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, German, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Trp Yoga & Turkey Ranch Produc
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00123Y95Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,791 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews


Most teen slasher films need just three elements to make them interesting. First, create an intriguing and frightening back story that will allow viewers to understand why the bad guy kills. Second find a good looking cast and convince several of the women to take off their tops and scream... a lot. Third, mix together good visuals with a quality soundtrack and throw in a couple of surprises. Writer Jackie Linder Olson and director Bryce Fridrik Olson obviously know how to make a teen slasher film. --, February 3rd, 2008

Product Description

This classic teen scream hosts an ensemble cast of ridiculously good looking kids and is spiced with an outlandish teacher (Jennifer Tilly) obsessed with getting famous by sleeping with a student and an over-protective father (Judd Nelson). Jonathan Breck (Jeepers Creepers) gives a delightfully creepy performance as the crazy Limo Driver and Jim Lang (John Carpenter's Mouth of Madness, Body Bags) delivers an original score sure to make you jump out of your seat.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You Scream, I scream, this is a teen scream... March 10, 2008
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A teen horror for the faint of heart. It's more in the vein of "When a Stranger Calls" (the remake) and "Disturbia"(but without the big budget) both of which I really liked, but also had humor. Overall, I thought it was funny. It has that 80's movie vibe.

I'm a big Jennifer Tilly fan and think she's a comedic genius. As always, she delivers with her quick wit and a purring feline voice. When Miss T. arrives, she brings loads of enjoyment, but she's not the star - she's in about 30 minutes of the film. Her character is completely off her rocker (and a rip on Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher that married her student she had sex with when he was 12 years old).

Attractive actors all around. It's laced with teen issues and dialogue and a crazy authoritative figure. I would have liked to have seen some romance (there was none). The kids are likeable and out to have some harmless fun, but it wouldn't be a scream fest if they all made it back to the dance without meeting an untimely death.

I liked the backstory on `The Caretaker' and how everything comes full circle. He's kind of a serial killer with a big heart. Too big of a heart actually.

And who knew saline implants light up? I learned something new from this film (and my husband hit rewind three times). That and what a fruit picker is. It's a metal device used to pick the fruit in trees that you can't reach. Only this guy's is whacked out and used to murder loitering teens.

It made for a fun, eat popcorn and yell at the screen kind of night.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars waste of money June 22, 2009
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This was a very boring movie. It was a typical horror comedy except for one thing, the acting was below a B movie. The kill scenes were not good either. I guess the budget wouldn't allow fake blood. Save your money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Don't Care...Take Her November 27, 2010
The Caretaker is as middle of the road and as average as a teen slasher can get. There's a group of attractive teenagers. It takes place on a holiday. Halloween, to be specific. And there's a killer with a backstory stalking them. Oh, and there's very little gore. Still, as a die-hard slasher fan, I did get some enjoyment out of this.

Jennifer Tilly is probably the best thing about this movie, other than the Caretaker himself. She is at her campy best here, playing a sex bomb teacher who tries to seduce one of her hunky students. Also, there is some humor. The character of Topher farts not once, but twice in the films duration. He even burps in one scene!

See The Caretaker if you enjoyed the Prom Night remake or Sorority Row, because it sort of reminded me of both of those in tone. Don't see it if all you want is gore.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It caters to a teen audience... February 29, 2008
By K-Fleet
Humor: 3
Blood: 2
Nudity: 2
Minutes FF'ed thru: none
Overall rating: 3.5
Memorable quotes:
"Derrik, look, boob-o-lanterns."

Instead of going to the Halloween dance, Topher, Snail, and Ricky take the ladies (Ella, Chloe, and Sonya) to an abandoned house where The Caretaker once lived. They tell the story of an obsessively jealous man, who locked up his wife, and after she birthed their child, he killed her. An innocent plan to scare the girls goes awry, when they find their limo driver dead, stumble upon another dead dude in the house, and then they start getting plinked off one by one.

Miss Perry (Jennifer Tilly), a teacher from the school, shows up and further confirms the truth of the story, but has her own agenda and tries to seduce Topher, who gets whacked before she can finish.

One by one, they meet the wrath of The Caretaker's weapon, a metal fruit picker. The only one left standing is Ella, the new girl in town, who's picked up by her father (Judd Nelson), but what becomes of The Caretaker?

Hot chicks, a little nudity, a maniac killer, and Jennifer Tilly and her cleavage, need I say more? Although the kills were pretty lame, and the murder weapon even lamer (but original), this was a decent movie. It's one that appeals to a wide audience, zoning in on the teen horror fan (although it has an R-rating), as the blood and gore are fairly tame, the storyline is relatable (teen stereotypes and antics), and it's packed with good looking young actors. But, me being the analytical movie watcher I am, I didn't quite understand The Caretaker's motivation to kill, was he just a psychopath who couldn't control his obsession, or simply just the bad grapefruit of the bunch?
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Caretaker February 4, 2008
This movie is a great campy horror film. It is not gory or gross, but it has a lot of fun scares. It's a great horror film for a slumberparty for young teenagers! The soundtrack is really good and there are also some really cool stunts in it! Finally a horror film that your kids can watch!
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