When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot baby sitter belongs to a satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.




Brian Duffield
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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 ... Cop #1
Jean Claude Leuyer ... Cop #2 (as J.C. Leuyer)
Miles J. Harvey ... Jeremy


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).

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Dream girls can be a nightmare.


Comedy | Horror


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Did You Know?


In the original script, Sonya was the cheerleader, Allison was a journalist for the school paper, John was called "John the Baptist" and Max had dreadlocks. The characters were later reimagined to more closely reflect stereotypes of slasher movie victims, only in this film, they're the antagonists. The revelation of Allison's desire to become a journalist was kept from the original concept of her character, only now it's much more humorous. See more »


When Cole jumps out of his window, he could just make a run for it but he decides to hide. He does that many more times.

People, especially children, often hide when scared, instead of running. It is why children in burning buildings are found under the bed or in the closet, instead of outside. See more »


Max: Did you just blow up Sonya?
[Cole looks behind at the crawlspace where Sonya got blown up]
Cole: [hesitantly] No.
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Crazy Credits

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


Featured in The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) See more »


I Just Want to Make Love to You
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Foghat
Published by BMG Bumblebee Music and Hoochie Coochie Music
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Courtesy of Bearsville Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Innovatively cliché.
16 October 2017 | by Vinicius8See all my reviews

Hot babysitter turns out to be part of a satanic cult that kills people as sacrifice. Pretty standard stuff, right?

It turns out that the movie starts with a "boom": funny, well paced, well edited and actually smart for once. Cinematography, lightening and, again, editing were innovative and riveting (somewhat remembered me of Nicolas Winding Refn) but the cutting-edge aspects died down as the movie stalled through the common route taken by many other horror movies. Along that path, absurdity grew as the originality diminished, resulting in a predictability, but once again showed improvement in the last few minutes of the film.

Still, it's worth remembering the whole experience was very enjoyable and funny. Sometimes even edge-of-your-seat tense. The few jumpscares weren't effective in the least, even though a shame, it was to be expected and did not affect my entertainment (and should not affect yours either).

This is the definition of late night flick. It's not bad enough to make you cringe, not complicated enough to give you headaches, but rather gory and funny enough to make you relax and enjoy your evening.

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Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Babysitter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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