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The Exorcist director William Friedkin made a return to the horror genre with this blend of straightforward suspense and Druid myth-inspired horror-fantasy. The idyllic lives of yuppie couple Phil and Kate (Dwier Brown and Carey Lowell) seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla (Jenny Seagrove) as a live-in nanny for their newborn child, but the lovely young Camilla -- whose natural sexuality begins to work its spell on Phil -- is not what she appears to be. This becomes shockingly apparent to the audience early in the story when she is set upon by a trio of rape-minded thugs who meet with a particularly nasty fate in the woods, but it seems to take the parents much longer to come to the same conclusion. In fact, the woods are the key to the entire equation, as Camilla is revealed to be a powerful forest entity from Druid mythology who intends to sacrifice her infant charge to a hideous tree-god. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

  • Release date:April 27, 1990

Cast

Jenny Seagrove
as Camille
Dwier Brown
as Phil
Carey Lowell
as Kate
Brad Hall
as Ned Runcie
Miguel Ferrer
as Ralph Hess
Natalia Nogulich
as Molly Sheridan
Iris Bath
as Mrs. Horniman
Xander Berkeley
as Detective
Theresa Randle
as Arlene Russell
Rita Gomez
as Rosaria
Bonnie Snyder
as Older Woman
Pamela Brull
as Gail Krasno
Ray Reinhardt
as Dr. Klein
Jacob Gelman
as Scotty
Frank Noon
as Punk
Willy Parsons
as Punk
Gary Swanson
as Allan Sheridan
Josh Fischman
as Baby Jake
Craig Nemeth
as Baby Jake
Jack David Walker
as Punk

Crew

William Friedkin
Director
Joe Wizan
Producer
Michael Borofsky
Producer
Dan Greenburg
Producer
David Salven
Producer
Todd Black
Producer
Dan Greenburg
Screenwriter
Dan Greenburg
Book Author
Stephen Volk
Screenwriter
William Friedkin
Screenwriter
John A. Alonzo
Cinematographer
Gene Lees
Songwriter
David Bridie
Songwriter
Jack Hues
Composer (Music Score)
Seth Flaum
Editor
Gregg Fonseca
Production Designer
Sarah Burdick
Set Designer
Denise Cronenberg
Costume Designer
Matthew Mungle
Special Effects
Buddy Joe Hooker
Stunts
David Salven
Production Manager
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