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The Babysitter (2017)

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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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Brian Duffield
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judah Lewis ... Cole
Samara Weaving ... Bee
Robbie Amell ... Max
Hana Mae Lee ... Sonya
Bella Thorne ... Allison
Emily Alyn Lind ... Melanie
Andrew Bachelor ... John
Doug Haley ... Samuel
Leslie Bibb ... Mom
Ken Marino ... Dad
Samuel Gilbert ... Romeo
Zachary Alexander Rice ... Luis (as Zachary Rice)
Doc Duhame Doc Duhame ... Cop #1
Jean Claude Leuyer ... Cop #2 (as J.C. Leuyer)
Miles J. Harvey ... Jeremy
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Storyline

Cole (Judah Lewis) loves his babysitter (Samara Weaving) Bee. She's hot, funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up past his bedtime to discover she's actually a cold-blooded killer who's in league with the Devil. He now must spend his night evading Bee's band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from spilling their dark secret. It's up to Cole to survive the night (and blow up a few people along the way).

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Dream girls can be a nightmare.


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Trivia

Sonya mentions Lord of the Rings. Samara Weaving's uncle, Hugo Weaving starred in the Lord of the Rings movies. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, a bully pushes Cole and he falls down. One can see his glasses fly over his head and land behind him. A few seconds later, as the camera zooms out, the glasses are now in front of him. See more »

Quotes

Cole: Why is he shirtless?
John: That's your first question?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the initial credits there is a short scene with a jump scare. See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

The Babysitter
Written by Betty Wright (as Betty Regina Wright), Clarence Reid (as Clarence Henry Reid), Willie Clarke (as Willie James Clarke)
Performed by Betty Wright
Published by EMI Longitude Music
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Innovatively cliché.
16 October 2017 | by Vinicius8See all my reviews

Hot babysitter turns out to be part of a satanic cult that kills people as sacrifice. Pretty standard stuff, right?

It turns out that the movie starts with a "boom": funny, well paced, well edited and actually smart for once. Cinematography, lightening and, again, editing were innovative and riveting (somewhat remembered me of Nicolas Winding Refn) but the cutting-edge aspects died down as the movie stalled through the common route taken by many other horror movies. Along that path, absurdity grew as the originality diminished, resulting in a predictability, but once again showed improvement in the last few minutes of the film.

Still, it's worth remembering the whole experience was very enjoyable and funny. Sometimes even edge-of-your-seat tense. The few jumpscares weren't effective in the least, even though a shame, it was to be expected and did not affect my entertainment (and should not affect yours either).

This is the definition of late night flick. It's not bad enough to make you cringe, not complicated enough to give you headaches, but rather gory and funny enough to make you relax and enjoy your evening.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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