‘Better Watch Out’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Levi Miller, Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Dacre Montgomery, Aleks Mikic, Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen | Written by Chris Peckover, Zack Kahn | Directed by Chris Peckover

Previously known as Safe Neighbourhood, this Australian Christmas horror falls firmly in the tradition of other festive frighteners such as Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) or Black Christmas (1974). However, it comes with something of a secret weapon, in the form of a sharply-executed central twist, that allows for a subversive take on the genre and a disturbing look at toxic masculinity.

Set in Smalltown, USA, Better Watch Out stars Levi Miller (Pan) as 12 year-old Luke, whose affluent parents (Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton, both under-used) head out to a Christmas party, leaving him in the care of their regular baby-sitter, 17 year-old Ashley (The Visit’s Oliva DeJonge). However, unbeknownst to Ashley, Luke has become quietly obsessed with her and is planning to make his move,
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Holiday Horror Film 'Better Watch Out' Nabbed by Well Go USA

Holiday Horror Film 'Better Watch Out' Nabbed by Well Go USA
Holiday horror movie Better Watch Out has been picked up by Well Go USA for North America.

Starring Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), the film follows a babysitter that must defend her 12-year-old ward, played by Levi Miller (Pan), from intruders that have planned an extraordinary home invasion. 

Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton also star, along with Ed OxenbouldAleks Mikic and Dacre Montgomery

Chris Peckover directed Better Watch Out, which he wrote with Zack Kahn from a story by Kahn. The film was produced by Thornquest and Sidonie Abbene of Storm Vision Entertainment and Hambel and Paul Jensen of Best Medicine Productions.

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Doctor Who complete reviews: The Waters of Mars

The Scariest Doctor Who Yet! So promised the creaky Doctor Who Hype Machine when promoting the penultimate Tenth Doctor escapade, The Waters Of Mars. The Hype Machine loves this turn of phrase, so much so that it seems to make every alternate story “The Scariest Yet”. I mean, the recent Impossible Astronaut two-parter was touted as The Scariest Yet, even though it wasn't that long after The Waters Of Mars. Well if slow-moving skull headed men in suits is your scary bag, fill your boots. Heaven alone knows what would have happened if they described the 13th and 14th seasons in this fashion: “The Talons Of Weng-Chiang! The scariest story yet! Well since The Robots Of Death anyway...”

Kill me now please – I'm writing like Gareth Roberts.

So at the back of The Doctor's mind is that nagging sense that the Bowie Base crew are not in for a happy time,
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