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Tracy Palmer, Signal Horizons

... an ultra gory, blood-soaked night in a house of horrors.

Gary Auerbach, who has produced a mix of mainstream and genre-focused TV series such as Paranormal Sta

Convo X Fango Fangoria

Interview with Gary Auerbach, Julie Auerbach, Ryan Francis and Jason Goldberg

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John Edward Betancourt, Nerds That Geek

But what truly makes this particular film so worth the audience’s time, is the sheer fact that it has more to offer than mere scares and splatter. For this is a horror flick that is also quite relevant to the times, since it has some terrifying and fascinating commentary to offer up in regard to systemic racism and its sudden resurgence in modern America and also how we can properly combat it

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Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard, Heaven of Horror

This is solid entertainment!

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USA TODAY

'Violation': Every horror film of 2021 definitively ranked

Madeleine Sims-Fewer co-writes, co-directs and stars as a woman on a bloody quest for vengeance after a sexual assault in "Violation." We're ranking every horror movie that comes out in 2021, and here's where the movie stacks up against the rest of this year's frightfests:

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KILLER HORROR CRITIC

[Trailer] Grisly Horror Flick 'Stay Out of the Attic' Brings the Pain to Shudder this March!

Hey, you don't have to convince me to stay out of the damn attic...

...Shudder has released a trailer for writer/director Jerren Lauder's (Bug Bites) upcoming horror flick Stay Out of the Attic, and it looks like the sort of grisly horror that's going to make audiences squeal!

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BLOODY DISGUSTING

Shudder Performs Gruesome Experiments With ‘Stay Out of the Attic’ This Month [Trailer]

Following Natasha Kermani’s Lucky tomorrow, the next original horror movie coming to Shudder this month will be Stay Out of the Attic, which premieres on March 11, 2021.

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Signal Horizon Magazine

Stay Out Of The Attic Review- Fear Salts The Meat In Shudders Ultra-Gory Film

The next weekly release from Shudder is Stay Out Of The Attic, an ultra gory, blood-soaked night in a house of horrors.

As part of Shudder’s commitment to keeping horror fans busy, Stay Out Of The Attic drops Thursday. If you like your horror films wild and not overly “think,” you won’t find a more enjoyable one. It’s the kind of easy horror movie that requires a great deal of cringing, yelling at the screen, and laughing. This film presents as a B movie with a tired premise but loads of potential. Luckily it delivers on that potential while not destroying the appeal of an indulgent B movie.

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NME

‘Stay Out Of The F**king Attic’ review: turbo-charged, bad-taste horror for Wes Craven fans

Shudder's latest original takes fright fiends inside a Nazi-themed haunted house

Wen a movie goes by a title like Stay Out Of The F**king Attic, you enter with certain assumptions. You assume there’s something in an attic, you assume at some point one of the characters will say the exact words “stay out of the fucking attic”, and you assume the film is going to be pretty ropey. Happily, Stay Out Of The F**king Attic exceeds expectations on at least two counts. Not only is there something in the attic, there’s something in the basement too. And it’s not ropey at all – it’s actually a rollocking good, turbo-charged horror movie.

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Park Record - Interview

Top Dead Center Films thrilled to find horror opportunities in Utah

Gary and Julie Auerbach want to scare up some production activity in Utah.

The Park City couple, who worked in the Hollywood film industry for more than 20 years, have started Top Dead Center Films, a producer of film and TV in the horror genre worldwide, said Julie.

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Variety - Shudder 11 Films Slate

Shudder Announces 11 Films Premiering Over 11 Weeks

Shudder, AMC’s horror and thriller-focused streaming platform, announced a lineup of 11 films set to premiere over the next 11 weeks.

The selection of Shudder Originals coming to Shudder include Sundance Film Festival selections, as well as Tribeca Film Festival selections and a host of new content, as well. The first project to join the streaming site will be “Hunted,” a take on the Little Red Riding Hood story that is set to premiere Jan. 14.

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Daily Dead - Stay Out of the Attic

Shudder Announces 11 Films Premiering Over 11 Weeks

Coming to Shudder on March 11th from Top Dead Center Films, and here's a look at the trailer for Stay Out of the Attic:

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Signal Horizons

Stay Out Of The Attic Review- Fear Salts The Meat In Shudders Ultra-Gory Film

The next weekly release from Shudder is Stay Out Of The Attic, an ultra gory, blood-soaked night in a house of horrors.

As part of Shudder’s commitment to keeping horror fans busy, Stay Out Of The Attic drops Thursday. If you like your horror films wild and not overly “think,” you won’t find a more enjoyable one. It’s the kind of easy horror movie that requires a great deal of cringing, yelling at the screen, and laughing. This film presents as a B movie with a tired premise but loads of potential. Luckily it delivers on that potential while not destroying the appeal of an indulgent B movie.

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Nerds That Geek

Nerds That Geek Movie Review: ‘Stay Out of the Attic’

One important lesson that each and every one of us are taught at an early age, is to mind our own business. Which is a lesson that has a lot of merit, since a lot of what happens around us in the world, really has no impact upon our lives, and ignoring it and sticking to our own lives serves us quite well…

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Nerdly

Frightfest 2020: ‘Babysitter Must Die’ Review

Josie Jane (Riley Scott), the young babysitter for a wealthy family, just found the perfect hiding spot for a game of hide-and-seek with the child in her care. Seconds later, the family’s home is invaded by a pack of brutal cultists, hunting down an apocalyptic secret hidden within its walls. They terrorize the family. But they don’t know about Josie… Trapped inside a dark, sprawling, secluded home and confronted with next-level evil, Josie has two choices: Stay hidden and hope to survive the night or strike back from the shadows and defeat the cult. Armed with a handful of useful skills she learned in childhood as a Mustard Scout, Josie fights back against the cult in an attempt to save her charge, if not the entire family…

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KILLER HORROR CRITIC

[FrightFest Review] 'Babysitter Must Die' Kills with Laughs and Fun Characters

Everyone who’s worked as a babysitter has had that one job where everything goes wrong. I know I have…

…Making its world premiere at this year’s FrightFest, writer/director Kohl Glass’s horror-comedy written with Julie Auerbach and Kevin Tavolaro, Babysitter Must Die, is about just such a job, though this time the problem isn’t the child they’re caring for, but the pack of violent cultists that invade the home to hunt down a secret hidden within its walls. The premise grabbed my attention immediately and the 75-minute runtime wastes no time jumping into the thick of things, successfully maintaining a fast pace from beginning to end.

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Entertainment Focus

Arrow Video FrightFest October 2020: ‘Babysitter Must Die’ Review

Josie Jane (Riley Scott) skips a big Christmas party with her friends to earn some extra cash babysitting for Sophia (Scarlett Hazen) the daughter of a famous music producer. After a game of hide-and-seek, Josie is surprised when Sophia’s parents arrive home early. Before she gets a chance to leave, the house is invaded by a pack of brutal cultists who are hunting down something they believe to be hidden inside. Josie manages to hide before she’s spotted by the invaders, and she hatches a plan to free the family and save their lives.

‘Babysitter Must Die’ comes from film-maker Kohl Glass and it’s an interesting spin on the babysitter stalked by killers concept that’s been done to death in horror films. The opening 20 minutes are surprisingly brutal as the cult forces its way into the house and takes no mercy on a handful of superfluous characters. It sets the scene nicely for a cat-and-mouse horror that sees Josie trying to outwit the cult and save the family that employs her to babysit.

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Starburst

BABYSITTER MUST DIE [FrightFest October 2020]

Josie (Riley Scott) forgoes a Christmas party and a chance for fun to babysit for a famous music producer. When they return home early, she continues playing hide and seek with young Sophia (Scarlett Hazan), but the game is interrupted when a cult-following trio invade the house in an attempt to open a portal to Hell. Josie must use her skills learnt in her annual Mustard Seed camp to evade and overcome the attackers.

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The Kim Newman Web Site

FrightFest review – Baby Sitter Must Die

My notes on Baby Sitter Must Die

A fast, funny, action-oriented horror movie (aka Josie Jane: Kill the Babysitter) that doesn’t cover new ground but does have a nice, spunky attitude.

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Projected Figures

Babysitter Must Die (2020)

It is the Christmas period, and while her college co-ed friends are out partying, Josie Jane (Riley Scott) is babysitting young Sophia Castillo (Scarlett Hazen). “I’d honestly rather be babysitting,” she tells her mother at the beginning of Kohl Glass’ ominously titled Babysitter Must Die – and this desire is rooted not so much in a need for the money as in Josie’s preference for a little girl’s company to that of her own age group

Josie is stuck in her childhood – unable to drive, “dresses like a 12 year old” and still active (as a troop leader) in the Mustard Seeds Scouts that she first joined in elementary school (and that her oldest friends have long since left behind). Yet the beautiful if secluded Castillo home harbours in its walls and beneath its foundations some alarming, even apocalyptic secrets, unbeknownst to Sophia’s record-producing father Rick (Robert Scott Smith) and mother Jen (Kristen Marie Jensen) – and a trio of driven cultists (Melinda Yeaman, Nathan Stevens, Nic Fitzgerald) is set on viciously undermining the domestic order and taking control, with only resourceful girl scout Josie to stop them.

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Ready Steady Cut

Babysitter Must Die (Frightfest 2020) review – a fun home invasion slasher

Babysitter Must Die is a horror movie from director Kohl Glass who previously bought us You May Now Kill the Bride. Starring Sneaky Pete’s Riley Scott, The World’s Fastest Indian’s Kristen Marie Jensen and Punch-Drunk Love’s Nathan Stevens.

Babysitter Must Die follows Josie Jane (Scott), a college student who ditches a Christmas party for a babysitting gig looking after Sophia (Hazen), only to learn the gig isn’t going to be for too long when the family returns. Josie agrees to one more game of hide and seek with Sophia, when three unwanted guests known simply as The Intruder (Stevens), The Brute (Nic Fitzgerald) and The Woman (Melinda Yeaman) kill some and hold others captive. Josie must stay hiding in an attempt to save the family and escape alive.

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The Hollywood News

’Babysitter Must Die’ Review: Dir. Kohl Glass [FrightFest Halloween 2020]

FrightFest wouldn’t be FrightFest without a home invasion movie or two, and this year’s first offering in this sub-genre comes from writer and director, Kohl Glass. The film, Babysitter Must Die, pits babysitter Josie (Riley Scott) against a fanatical cult who need to perform a ritual within the house that she is working. What the cult don’t realise is that Josie is a life-long Mustard Seed (a variant on a girl scout) and her preparedness might just be their downfall.

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The Slice

The Slice at FrightFest 2020

While its cliched cultists tend to ham it up, Kalli Therinae’s Sadie comes through to deliver an entertaining and delightful reversal of the home invasion – there are shades of You’re Next baked into the blueprint for this, and it shows.

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