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The Babysitter (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Horror | 13 October 2017 (USA)
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The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.

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McG

Writer:

Brian Duffield
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judah Lewis ... Cole
Samara Weaving ... Bee
Robbie Amell ... Max
Hana Mae Lee ... Sonya
Bella Thorne ... Allison
Emily Alyn Lind ... Melanie
Andrew Bachelor ... John
Doug Haley ... Samuel
Leslie Bibb ... Mom
Ken Marino ... Dad
Samuel Gilbert ... Romeo
Zachary Alexander Rice ... Luis (as Zachary Rice)
Doc Duhame Doc Duhame ... Cop #1
Jean Claude Leuyer ... Cop #2 (as J.C. Leuyer)
Miles J. Harvey ... Jeremy
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Storyline

Cole (Judah Lewis) loves his babysitter (Samara Weaving) Bee. She's hot, funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up past his bedtime to discover she's actually a cold-blooded killer who's in league with the Devil. He now must spend his night evading Bee's band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from spilling their dark secret. It's up to Cole to survive the night (and blow up a few people along the way).

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Taglines:

Dream girls can be a nightmare.

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Babysitter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

34 minutes into the film, Andrew Bachelor's character makes a basketball shot in Cole's room and says "LeBron James" in the voice popularised by a young boy in a video on the app, Vine. Andrew Bachelor gained popularity from the same app under the alias KingBach. See more »

Goofs

B claims she is in Cole's room, yet she is clearly not when the the camera pans the room. See more »

Quotes

John: [walking into Cole's room while Cole is pretending to be asleep] Boy, this kid's hobby must be getting bullied. He's reading The Secret? He's like 10 years old.
Sonya: [talking to Bee about Cole] Won't he hear us?
Bee: With the amount of drugs I gave him? Hell, no.
Sonya: [while petting Cole's hair] Good boy, pretty boy.
Bee: Do you have the needle?
[Cole's eyes open in horror]
Sonya: Course I have the needle.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the initial credits there is a short scene with a jump scare. See more »

Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

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I Want Candy
Written by Bert Berns, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein (as Gerald Goldstein), and Richard Gottehrer (as Richard D Gottehrer)
Performed by Bow Wow Wow
Published by Sloopy II Music, Inc. administered by Wren Music Co., a Division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc. / Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Hillariously Cheesy Slasher Comedy
14 October 2017 | by trimsSee all my reviews

This is exactly what a good Halloween prank should look like. A little bit of gore, a little bit of T&A, outrageously stereotypical high school kids, and nothing in the way of a plot to worry about.

That's not to say it's not extremely successful at what it aspires to: good, silly fun for Halloween.

Completely self-aware of all the slasher films it mimics, and more than able to mine the comedy in those memes, this film is just a hoot. Not anywhere near as serious as the Scream franchise tries to be with the horror/slasher genre, this film takes the opposite tact: remember that these films are for fun and a bit of escapism.

A soft PG-13 would be the MPAA rating for this if it wasn't Netflix, and it's appropriate for your tweens. But if you're in your 30s or 40s, it's gonna be a lot more enjoyable, since you know and recognize all the tropes at play, but know that the filmmakers know and are just letting you have fun watching them play out.

I hope the three leads get more good work out of this, because they all do a fabulous job with the material - there's not a lot to work with, but each of the three (the babysitter, boy kid, and his bestie girl) give you a good show and don't fall into the trap that this film could easily have done: there's not a scenery chewer among them, and they all do a great job of keeping their eye on the prize: a silly, fun, bit nostalgic, Halloween slasher.


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