The Babysitter (2017) delivers a hilarious and bloody horror comedy


Netflix and McG’s new horror comedy The Babysitter delivers a hilarious and blood-soaked tale that everyone will love.

Sometimes in a world where bad things are always happening, you need a little comedy in your life. My preference? A horror comedy.

As soon as I saw the trailer for Netflix’s The Babysitter, I’ll admit I was a bit intrigued, however, my hopes weren’t too high. I figured it would be just another dumb teenage horror movie that lacks in comedy, entertainment or any type of fun scares (Bye Bye Man I’m looking at you). I was wrong, though, so wrong.

The Babysitter is directed by McG (Supernatural, Lore) with a screenplay by Brian Duffield (Jane Got a Gun, Insurgent). The Netflix original stars Judah Lewis (Demolition), Samara Weaving (Mayhem), Robbie Amell (The DUFF), Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect). Bella Thorne (Amityville: The Awakening), and Andrew Bachelor (Meet the Blacks).

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The story follows Cole (Lewis) who is madly in love with his beautiful and funny babysitter Bee (Weaving). One night he decides to stay up past his “bedtime” to see what she does after-hours and what he discovers is straight out of a nightmare. Bee is not like other babysitters and is part of a demonic cult. They are out for blood and will do anything to make their dreams come true,

“Carrie would’ve been better black. She would have been covered in Hennessy.”

It’s a rarity that you see a film in which a bunch of preppy high school students are involved in a cult. Usually, they’re the ones who are being murdered by one. This was a fun twist. Naturally, most of them were doing it for superficial reasons, but that made it even more entertaining and fun.

Plus, they continuously referenced horror movies and icons including Alien, Ripley, Independence Day, Carrie, and more. It gave the film even more charm by doing so.

They did a great job with casting. Judah Lewis delivered a phenomenal performance as Cole and is reminiscent of Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone. When coming face to face with “bad guys’ in his house, he uses the resources around him to protect himself and survive the night. I especially loved the connection between him and Samara Weaving before all the chaos goes down. Their Intergalactic Dream Team scene was perfect and made it hard not to like her, even when she’s stabbing people without blinking an eye.


“I got sacrifice Samuel all over me!”

Beyond them each character is a stereotypical high school student; jock, goth, dumb cheerleader but with a thirst for blood, power, and success. Among them is Bella Thorne who always plays the perfect bitchy character. She kills it as Allison, the uptight and superficial cheerleader, who surprisingly delivers several hilarious one-liners throughout the film. She quickly became one of my favorite characters.

For me, the best part of The Babysitter was the endless amounts of blood and gore. I was not expecting it and it delivers a generous amount from start to finish. Some of the greatest moments include stabbing knives through someone’s head, blowing someone’s head off with a shotgun, death by fireworks, and so much more.

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Overall, The Babysitter is definitely one I recommend checking out when wanting to kick back and relax after a long day, week, month, year… It’s super fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously and all easily accessible through Netflix. So what are you waiting for? The Babysitter is here.