In 1990 when Director William Friedkin ( The French Connection) announced his new movie was going to a return to the horror genre it seemed a pretty big deal, it would be his first horror film since 1973’s astounding success The Exorcist. If I remember correctly it was even being advertised in various comic books of the day, it seemed everyone was ready for The Guardian!
Sadly the film didn’t quite find it’s fan base and received very little praise from critics of the day but it did develop a cult following, which is of course why our friends at Scream Factory are releasing a Blu-Ray edition of the film today!
If you’ve not had the pleasure of seeing the film for yourself, the story for the Guardian is about a young couple, Phil and Cate Sterling, played by Dwier Brown and Carey Lowell, who have just had a bouncing baby boy named Jake. With Phil landing an upcoming position at an advertising agency the two agree that the taking on of a nanny might be for the best. Which is how Camilla Grandier (Jenny Seagrove) is brought into the Sterling residence, she seems to have a wonderful way with Jake…but this is a horror movie of course and strange things begin to occur around the Sterling residence, especially to those that are foolish enough to come between Camilla and her ward.
Things begin to sour in the relationship between Phil and Camilla after his next door neighbor goes missing…but leaves an odd message on the Sterling’s answer machine.
Will Camilla drive the Sterling’s apart? Can Phil keep his baby Son safe from his Guardian and her dark powers? You will just have to find out for yourself when you pick up The Guardian on Blu-Ray!
This is a Scream Factory release so you can rest easy that they’ve included worthy extras:
NEW A Happy Coincidence – An Interview With Actor Dwier Brown
NEW From Strasberg To The Guardian – An Interview With Actor Gary Swanson
NEW A Mother’s Journey – An Interview With Actress Natalija Nogulich
NEW Scoring The Guardian – An Interview With Composer Jack Hues
NEW Tree Woman: The Effects Of The Guardian – An Interview With Makeup Effects Artist Matthew Mungle
Return To The Genre – An Interview With Director/Co-writer William Friedkin
The Nanny – An Interview With Actress Jenny Seagrove
Don’t Go Into The Woods ? An Interview With Co-writer Stephen Volk
Still Gallery Of Behind-The-Scenes Photos
Why not make bring home the Guardian tonight on Blu-Ray? You can pick it up at most retailers or if you would prefer to order it you may do so at Scream Factory’s Official Site!