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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ashley
... Luke
... Garrett
... Ricky
... Jeremy
... Robert Lerner
... Deandra Lerner
Alexandra Matusko ... Scary Movie Girl
Georgia Holland ... Scary Movie Girl
Beau Andre ... The Mangler
Michi Fifer ... Christmas Caroler
... Christmas Caroler
... Christmas Caroler (as Tricia Hennessy)
Mary Clearkin ... Christmas Caroler
Hugo Monotti ... Christmas Caroler
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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


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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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6 October 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Safe Neighborhood  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,569, 8 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,369, 26 October 2017
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Originally titled "Safe Neighborhood". See more »

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[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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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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Carol of the Bells
By Peter Wilhousky (as Peter J. Witiousky) and Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (uncredited)
© 1936 by Carl Fischer, Inc Copyright renewed.
Performed by Lachey Arts Choir (uncredited)
All rights assigned to Carl Fischer, LLC
All rights reserved Used with permission
Used with permission
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Worse than you may have been led to believe
28 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Recently I'd thought up a game for myself: Can you guess the movie/book's ending or twists? It's a fun game, actually. I've come to realize how much I can predict and intuit just by employing some imagination. With this movie I hit the bull's eye. All I had to do was look at the inappropriate behavior of the actors to know what was coming. This was partly due to the reviews I'd read prior to seeing this movie, which pointed out the 'original' plot twist involved. So I said to myself, 'What do you think the creators would have thought of in this case, that would seem like an original thing?' And there you go, you end up with something not only banal but downright embarrassing.

I don't know what to make of this movie as a whole, for I found it uninteresting and unfocused. Without revealing any key points in the plot I can only say that it might have worked half better if it concerned a bit older characters. It's not that the film itself it a complete waste, no. It has its value of entertainment, whatever that means, and sue it's going to be appreciated by a lot of people, especially the millennial generation.

We've already seen such nihilistic approach with intention of evoking horror in the viewer, because, after all, what's more disturbing that the complete disregard for life and morals? Why does seem so utterly appalling when someone just commits murder and all they do is act like 'Oops! Well that's interesting,' and then shrug it off forget about it as if nothing happened? No frustration, no delayed regret or even painful satisfaction...

The problem here is that I was just left pi$$ed off and not a bit scared or wiser.


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