2017’s Netflix Original film The Babysitter, was well-received by horror fans, and Netflix has just announced that Killer Queen: The Babysitter 2 is coming up next month.
The Babysitter has become one of this writer’s favorite “fun” horror movies. I’ve lost track of the number of times I have watched it, and I have recommended it to countless fellow genre fans. It’s bloody, funny and so wild and unexpected!
In the original film, 12-year-old Cole has a crush on his babysitter Bee, and who could blame him? She’s great looking and she’s super cool, treating Cole more like a friend than a kid.
They watch movies together, joke around, and Bee even takes up for Cole when he is being bullied. His best friend Melanie tells him that Bee probably invites all of her friends over to party after he goes to sleep at night, and he stays up to check.
Bee does indeed invite her friends over, but what they indulge in is less party and more human sacrifice, since they are all members of a demonic cult in need of virgin blood. That’s where Cole comes in. Cole is determined to escape the cult members, who are just as determined to sacrifice him, and the remainder of the movie is a violent, bloody (yet still fun) game of cat and mouse.
Judah Lewis played Cole, with Samara Weaving giving a stellar performance as Bee, and their chemistry is so good in this film. Bee’s cultist buddies were perfectly played by Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne and Andrew Bachelor, and Emily Alyn Lind was Cole’s pretty friend, Melanie.
The upcoming sequel, which begins streaming on Netflix Sept. 10, is titled Killer Queen: The Babysitter 2, and nearly all of the original principals are returning. Unfortunately, Samara Weaving, who has made quite a name for herself recently appearing in movies such as Ready or Not and Guns Akimbo will not be reprising her role.
The basic storyline is that two years after the events of The Babysitter, Cole is in high school trying to forget about that one night. But he is hindered by “old enemies” who return, and once again, he has to fight evil to stay alive.
It will be interesting to see how Bee’s gang returns, since the story seemed to have a pretty definitive ending for everyone except possibly Bee herself. McG, who helmed The Babysitter, directs this one as well.
With the combination of McG and the returning actors, count me in! I will definitely be tuning in to see how Cole is going to get himself out of trouble this time.
Are you a fan of Netflix Original The Babysitter? Are you looking forward to the upcoming sequel? Let us know how you feel about it in the comments section.