“Babysitter from Hell”

Films: The Guardian (1990)

Alias: Diana Julien

Type: Mystical

Location: Forest/Haunted home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: You ever look at a particularly gnarly tree and wonder if it is something more? Well, it probably is. Who knows? It could be the heart of a truly monstrous being...

History: Long ago, Druids placed great faith in trees, but some associated themselves with trees connected to evil, and offered them ritual sacrifice. Camilla Grandier was an evil spirit connected to one of those trees. She had persisted into the modern day, taking babies and adding their tortured souls to her tree. How does she get these babies? By posing as a babysitter of changing identity. She's that devious.

Notable Kills: She kidnaps babies and uses their souls to engorge her tree. What do you want us to say?

Final Fate: The most recent family Camilla has targeted eventually wizens up to her tricks, and they try to stop her from taking their own child. The dad chainsaws the tree to oblivion, horrifically wounding Camilla before it's sent tumbling down to the ground, causing the evil spirit to dissipate and die.

Powers/Abilities: She and the tree share a conscious, meaning that your demise could come at the hands of a mighty oak. Also, she can control aspects of nature, such as wolves.

Weakness: Harm the tree, so is she.

Scariness Factor: 4-This creep eats babies and/or feeds them to a horrible tree! Why do we need to justify the idea of avoiding contact with this deceitful weed as much as possible?! Ah well, at least she goes down easy.

Trivia: -Sam Raimi was attached to this film, but he wanted to do "Darkman" instead.

-The Televised version of this film ends with Camilla still alive, even though her victims escaped. The director was so appalled by this ending that he became an Alan Smithee for that cut.

Image Gallery

Somebody get the air-horn, then.

We might as well just launch chainsaws from a distance.

Sorry gal, but he's not ready for a walk in the woods.

"I am Camilla! I kill for the trees!"
She kills babies. Need we say more?