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Better Watch Out (2016)

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On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

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Chris Peckover

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Zack Kahn (story by), Zack Kahn | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia DeJonge ... Ashley
Levi Miller ... Luke
Ed Oxenbould ... Garrett
Aleks Mikic ... Ricky
Dacre Montgomery ... Jeremy
Patrick Warburton ... Robert Lerner
Virginia Madsen ... Deandra Lerner
Alexandra Matusko Alexandra Matusko ... Scary Movie Girl
Georgia Holland Georgia Holland ... Scary Movie Girl
Beau Andre Beau Andre ... The Mangler
Michi Fifer Michi Fifer ... Christmas Caroler
Tara Jade Borg ... Christmas Caroler
Tricia Mary Hennessy ... Christmas Caroler (as Tricia Hennessy)
Mary Clearkin Mary Clearkin ... Christmas Caroler
Hugo Monotti Hugo Monotti ... Christmas Caroler
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Storyline

When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke (Levi Miller), she's caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.

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You Might Be Home But You're Not Alone


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language throughout, crude sexual references, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A lot of references to Home Alone (1990) throughout the movie. Christmas carols, spiders, and paint cans being thrown. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Snowman Girl: [to her snowman] Just your nose and we're done, Mr. Frost.
[an older boy smashes the snowman's head with a baseball bat]
Snowman Girl: [screaming] You buttfucker!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the first set of credits, there is a scene with Luke saying he is worried about Ashley and wants to go to the hospital to check up on her. See more »

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References Adventure Time (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Annihilate Me
Written by Claude Hay
Performed by The Gentle Enemies
Co-produced and mixed by Claude Hay and Brian Cachia
Courtesy of Claude Hay
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Good idea but not very well seized.
3 January 2018 | by ythecreator-61401See all my reviews

It's not a bad movie but it could be better. It has an original concept, the drama is well-built in the beginning and it's not predictable. But all of it is wasted by inconsistencies changes in the atmosphere throughout the film. It doesn't allow you to immerse in the atmosphere in order to make the psychological drama it's supposed to have. Also, some non-sense and cliché moments aren't helpful, although those are details. So, I wouldn't recommend it, at least as a thriller or horror movie.


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Language:

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Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Safe Neighborhood See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,569, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$20,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,288
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Color

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2.39:1
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