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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.

Director:

Chris Peckover

Writers:

Zack Kahn (story by), Zack Kahn | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

The position of door handles in Australia has even been a source for fascination for overseas visitors. When filming the 2017 horror movie in Australia called 'Better Watch Out' American director and writer Chris Peckover mentioned door handle height in an online interview. He claimed they were so abnormally high, his eyes were constantly drawn to them, they were a source of frustration and detracted him from filming. See more »

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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 »


Soundtracks

Christmas Will Be Just Another Day
(Lee Jackson (as Jackdown) and Patti Seymour (as Seymour))
© Ahab Music Company Inc / Clearbox Rights LLC
Licensed courtesy of J Albert & Son Pty Ltd
Performed by Brenda Lee
Under license from MCA Nashville
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Limited
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unexpected and disturbing but still fun to watch
15 March 2018 | by easyasialiSee all my reviews

Without giving spoilers: don't babysit teenagers!

this movie is different from what the trailer makes it seem, I didn't see the plot twist coming. the main kid does a great job. disturbing yet fun, if you like Christmas themed horror.


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Details

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)| Datasat (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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