THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN is a new Netflix horror-comedy. The story of Cole who managed to survive a satanic blood cult continues in The Babysitter 2. Check it out on Netflix now. Read our full The Babysitter: Killer Queen review here!​

THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN is a new Netflix horror-comedy. It’s a sequel so you could also just call it The Babysitter 2 but where’s the fun in that?! Cole (Judah Lewis) managed to survive a satanic blood cult brought to his house by his babysitter.

Recommended reading: Our top-rated review of the first The Babysitter here >

Check out this sequel on Netflix now and enjoy the fact that the cast and crew reunited for this horror-comedy treat. Continue reading our full The Babysitter: Killer Queen review below.​

More comedy and pop culture references

In The Babysitter 2, it’s two years later and Cole (Judah Lewis, who was also in I See You) is now in high school which feels a lot like hell. Also, no one believes him when he talks about the ordeal he went through in the first movie.

This obviously makes him an outcast – and the constant nightmares, he has to endure, don’t exactly help either. His best friend (and huge crush), Melanie, seems to be the only other person he can talk to about this. Melanie was also in the first movie and is portrayed by Emily Alyn Lind, who was in Doctor Sleep between the two films.

The new girl in this sequel is portrayed by Jenna Ortega. You’ll recognize her as Ellie from season 2 of You or maybe Insidious 2. And you’ll see her in the upcoming Scream 5 set for release in 2022.

Mostly, The Babysitter: Killer Queen deals with the same crude comedy and silliness that made the first The Babysitter work so well. I definitely preferred the darker tones of the first one, but I also really love the pop culture references.

For horror fans, in particular, there are references to everything from Friday the 13th to Deliverance. There is a wonderful abundance of quirky little off-hand comments and some more obvious references. A true treat for horror fans.

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Yes, Samara Weaving is in The Babysitter 2: Killer Queen

Fans of The Babysitter movie are probably wondering if Samara Weaving will return for this sequel. After all, she did play the title role in the first movie. Also, we’ve seen all the other actors return in the trailer for The Babysitter: Killer Queen.

And yes, Samara Weaving does return in The Babysitter 2.

However, while she is a big part of the story, we don’t see her much. A shame since she was a huge part of what made the first movie work, but I’m just happy she’s in this one as well.

I’m sure she’s been more than busy making Ready or Not (2019) and Guns Akimbo (2019) as well as several TV series in between the two movies. This is probably also why she wasn’t a bigger part of the sequel; She was simply too busy with other amazing projects.

Will there be a The Babysitter 3?

When the ending of The Babysitter: Killer Queen comes, please stick around for the end credit scene. If you were wondering about the possibility of yet another sequel, this scene definitely gives us hope.

In other words, The Babysitter 3 is a definite possibility. Especially since they make their own rules for everything in this franchise. Of course, this tends to always be the case with horror franchises.

I, for one, hope for The Babysitter 3 with a lot more Samara Weaving.

Watch The Babysitter: Killer Queen on Netflix now!

McG is back as the director on The Babysitter: Killer Queen and he also co-wrote the screenplay with Dan Lagana. Neither of the two worked on the screenplay for the first The Babysitter which was written by Brian Duffield. He went on to write Underwater (2020) and the upcoming sci-fi comedy Spontaneous (2020).

really loved the first movie in this franchise and did not expect this sequel to be as good. In a way, this was a very good approach since I wasn’t disappointed. No, I don’t think The Babysitter 2 is as good as the first movie, but I did really enjoy it. It is a good ten minutes too long, but that’s hardly a big issue.

Also, how can you not love all the horror movie references?! As a horror fan, you will catch a lot more of the pop culture references than anyone else. That’s a special treat for genre fans for sure. This sequel is more silly and this isn’t really “my jam”, but I realize others might enjoy this movie more for exactly this aspect. 

The Babysitter 2: Killer Queen is out on Netflix from September 10, 2020.


Director: McG
Writers: Dan Lagana, McG, Brad Morris, Jimmy Warden
Stars: Judah Lewis, Emily Alyn Lind, Jenna Ortega, Robbie Amell, Andrew Bachelor, Leslie Bibb, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Ken Marino, Chris Wylde, Carl McDowell, Juliocesar Chavez, Maximilian Acevedo, Jennifer Foster, Helen Hong, Samara Weaving


Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee, Cole continues to be haunted by the horrific events of that night. Everyone in his life thinks he has lost his mind since Bee and all of her friends disappeared, making Cole’s story hard to believe. He is still hopelessly smitten with his best friend and next door neighbor Melanie – the only one who believes his story – who convinces him to forget the past and come to a party thrown at a nearby lake. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil and survive the night.

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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