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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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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:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 2015 but not released until 2017. It was intended to play in theatres until Netflix acquired the rights for streaming. It as released in October on Friday the 13th. 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 »

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Bee: Alrighty babes let's head upstairs and get the blood of the innocent.
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Written by Buddy Buie, James Cobb Jr. (as James Cobb), Harry Middlebrooks, Mike Shapiro
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Published by Sony-ATV Songs LLC
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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McG is back.
15 October 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Music video director McG's first feature, Charlie's Angels, received a fair amount of critical backlash, but I found it to be pretty entertaining in an inconsequential and undemanding way; however, the subsequent stinker of a sequel and the abysmal Terminator Salvation had me writing the director off as a no-hoper. Now, Netflix original The Babysitter, a tongue-in-cheek tween horror, sees McG bouncing back, delivering a film that, while short on logic and heavy on the gimmicky music video style editing, guarantees a lot of mindless fun.

Judah Lewis plays timid twelve-year-old Cole, the target of local bullies; Cole's only friends are pretty neighbour Melanie (Emily Alyn Lind), and his sexy babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving). When Cole's parents leave for the weekend, leaving him in the care of Bee, Melanie dares the boy to stay awake to see what his babysitter gets up to after he is in bed. Spying from the landing, Cole sees Bee and several friends playing spin the bottle followed by a spot of ritualistic murder and some dabbling in the occult. Panicking, Cole tries to make his escape, but in doing so, alerts Bee and her pals, who give chase. What follows is like a demented version of Home Alone, Cole using household items and cunning to prevent himself from becoming the next victim of Bee and her friends.

Admittedly, it all gets a bit far fetched at times, particularly with the surrounding neighbours seemingly oblivious to the explosions, gunshots and general mayhem occurring across the street, but solid performances, the fast pace, and the creative and gory death scenes all go to making this a very enjoyable time-waster.


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