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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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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:

A 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bella Thorne's 4th horror film. Her previous horror movies are Forget Me Not (2009), Keep Watching (2017), and Amityville: The Awakening (2017). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, a bully pushes Cole and he falls down. One can see his glasses fly over his head and land behind him. A few seconds later, as the camera zooms out, the glasses are now in front of him. See more »

Quotes

Cole: [after he locks Melanie in the room they hid in] I'm really excited we kissed.
Melanie: Me too. Let's make out next time.
Cole: [pauses] Okay, bye.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Boys Wanna Be Her
Written by Peaches (as Merrill Nisker)
Performed by Peaches
Published by I U She Music GmbH
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Courtesy of XL Recordings
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Entertaining
13 October 2017 | by screechy_jimSee all my reviews

I liked this one. Normally I'd be critical of films of this nature but they have done a good job with this one, ticking all the boxes and ensuring that 'it does what it says on the tin'

Its a fairly simple plot with a twist delivered as two fairly separate themes within the story and its done really well. You have no idea what's coming and when it does it's a little silly, but still exciting and enjoyable.

Its an entertaining film and I couldn't really ask for much more from the fairly able production team. The two leads are superb and have great presence on screen. Judah Lewis is excellent, I hope to see more of him, and Samara Weaving is also fantastic. Aside from Andrew Bachelor who's performance is below par the rest of the cast is pretty good.

Another good production from Netflix who don't always get it right. There's no excess here but they've done very well with all the details that mattered. OK, its a little cheesy. There are some good chuckles to be had but no belly laughs or LOL's. The effects for the most part are a poor rendition of old school horror, but its a throwback to horror from the 80's so works well if a little camp.

Definitely worth a watch, on an idle Friday night.


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