Caretaker, The (2008, USA) C-79m. *** D: Bryce Olson. Starring Kira Verrastro, James Immekus, Jennifer Freeman, Andrew St. John, Diego J. Torres, Jennifer Tilly, Judd Nelson, Jonathon Breck. Slasher horror film is perfect teen fodder. Three guys want to give their dates a good scare in an old house near a grapefruit orchard, little knowing that the local legend (title character) has returned, and he ain't picking fruit. Not to be taken seriously, this teen horror movie is good fun, less offensive than most. Competently directed and scored, despite low-budget. Tilly provides comic relief as a teacher who wants to become a celebrity by any means.

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