The Babysitter is a new horror comedy on Netflix and it’s absolutely brilliant. Awesome characters, super quotable lines and lots of blood.

The Babysitter is a horror comedy that hits all the right marks! It’s over the top and camp in the best of ways, while being very much a horror slasher.

And since The Babysitter was released on Netflix, there’s no shortage of crazy scenes with lots of blood and insane death scenes.

Had this movie been in movie theaters, an R rating would’ve immediately reduced it’s ability to sell tickets. Then again, it did work out pretty well for IT just recently.

In any case, I’m very happy that the entire world of Netflix viewers are able to enjoy The Babysitter.

And in this month of horror and Halloween, the timing couldn’t be better.

The story is over-the-top, but it makes perfect sense. We see it all through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy, Cole, and to him it’s just a weird and scary adventure.

The Babysitter has the best lines

While every single character in The Babysitter is fascinating and relevant in their own way, the lines they speak are what makes the movie. This is comedy gold and in the worst (and by that I mean very best) way.

Bella Thorne (Amityville: The Awakening) has some of the most insanely funny lines. She manages to deliver them with such an earnest and dry humor that they hit the mark perfectly.

The same goes for Andrew Bachelor, who plays the only black member of the crazy group. There’s so much truth and political commentary coming out, but never in a condescending way.

Also, Judah Lewis is a perfect choice for playing the character of Cole. He just feels completely authentic.

His best friend, Melanie, is portrayed by Emily Alyn Lind, who – despite her young age – has already done lots of horror. She was in Lights OutHidden, and The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.

Samara Weaving is a dream come true

While Bella Thorne might have the best lines, Samara Weaving is the most bad-ass character.

She plays the title role as the babysitter and is the kind of babysitter anyone would love to have. She is just so cool and real with the kid, Cole, she’s babysitting.

Up next, we’ll see Samara Weaving co-starring Steven Yeun in the upcoming Mayhem. After watching her in this movie, I’m looking even more forward to that one.

Don’t miss this horror comedy

The Babysitter is one of those horror comedies you just can’t miss. It has all the right elements, and since it’s directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels), you know it looks absolutely spectacular as well. This is one visually delicious horror comedy.

The script was written by Brian Duffield, who co-wrote the script for Insurgent, but hasn’t done much else. However, he has another three movies on the way, so we’ll see more from him soon.

The Babysitter was released on Netflix worldwide October 13, 2017 (yes, Friday the 13th).

Do. Not. Miss. This. Movie.

Details

Director: McG
Writer: Brian Duffield
Cast: Samara Weaving, Judah Lewis, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Leslie Bibb

Plot

The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.

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Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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