Indie horror God and true gentleman Bill Oberst Jr is set to star in Night of the Babysitter, a new revenge horror from director Louis Edward Doerge, and its good news horror fans as the Oberst Jr will be unleashing his darkside as he seeks revenge. Oberst Jr will play a character simply known as The Father, and he and his daughter (Dora Madison Burge, above) will be seeking revenge for the death of the Mother of the family.
To spice things up, clearly from the rather lovely posters the Daughter will be very pleasing for male horror fans to watch, while The Father will be using Japanese Noh Masks to strike fear into his victims.
Here is how the director describes the film on the currently running IndieGogo campaign:
Horror, crime, sex and hip hop are united in this rousing portrayal of a father and daughters’ unpardonable revenge. Night of the Babysitter is a feature film set to star Dora Madison Burge (Friday Night Lights, Dexter). A crime thriller in the guise of a horror slasher, our tale is centered around a father, simply known as FATHER, and his daughter, THE BABYSITTER, during their final acts of a year-long revenge against those Father blames for the death of his wife.
Encountering a slew of fascinating characters, whether they be brilliantly minded Craigslist perverts, amateur crime-fighters, or young-adult-fiction novelists, our two anti-heroes sordid paths force them to reason with, seduce and sometimes kill these enigmatic individuals.
Instead of your basic, linear hack-and-slash, our story is told in three nail-biting acts, each serving as a chamber piece that involves some form of babysitting, These are not three separate stories woven together through some loose thread of a connection. It’s one concrete plot, and it’s all very, very connected.
Oberst (above) said of the role, “One of the great pleasures of this business is encountering rising young writing and directing talents on their way up. When those rising talents also happen to take cinema seriously as an art form, as Louis Doerge does, that’s when real magic can happen. Night of the Babysitter is dark and sinister, bold and original. It’s an arthouse crime film in the guise of a horror movie. The script does what movies are supposed to do – it submerges the reader’s imagination into a world of the filmmaker’s choosing, and I believe the movie is going to do exactly the same thing. I’m excited to be on board, and I hope fans of arthouse movies, thriller movies, horror movies, and crime movies (not to mention the legion of fans of Dora Madison Burge) will get excited about it, too.”
Doerge said about Bill Oberst’s involvement, “We are extremely excited to be working with the incredible talent that is Bill Oberst. He’s more than well versed in these genres and is a cinematic force to be reckoned with.”
Night of the Babysitter, which is going to be shot on Super 16mm film by Jeff Wedding (Measure of the Sin), begins shooting in late January 2015.