|Directed by Terence H. Winkless|
Written by Stephen Lorimore
Edited by Stephen Lorimore
Director Terence H. Winkless
|Produced by Milton C. Hubatka|
Cinematography Stephen Lorimore
Initial release 1971
Cast Dan O'Bannon
|Starring Mary Burkin
Similar Captain Voyeur, Dark Star, The Howling, Scorpius Gigantus, Fire Over Afghanistan
Foster's Release is a 1971 American short film of 14 minutes directed by Terence H. Winkless.
It is a suspenseful retelling of the common story of "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs" about a teenage baby sitter who, alone in a house at night, is harassed by a series of phone calls made by a psychotic killer.
The film was featured at the Edinburgh Film Festival, L.A. Filmex and the Chicago Film Festival, among others. In Illinois, it is commonly shown to classes in home economics for whom it illustrates the concepts of responsibility and deviancy.