i'm kind of infatuated with this brand of late eighties/early nineties "thriller" movies about "innocent families/people" being destroyed by "beautiful women" and their "sexuality" (ie. "crush" and "poison ivy" also the come to mind).
A terrifying film for any parent as it feeds on the fear of a ice-eyed crazy nanny trying to take your infant and killing off you and the rest of the family. Rebecca deMornay makes a good intense role and is believable (and equally tragic) as the nanny. A laughable "jump scare" in the film is when the "fear of seeing Ernie Hudson as a homeless dark-skinned man scaring white suburban homes more than a crazy nanny.
It can easily be a guilty pleasure thriller. It is slow and creepy and it quickly grabs its audience. However, the sort of psychological horror it presents could have made it brilliant with a better execution and a more detailed character study instead of just being captivatingly 'ok'.