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Better Watch Out (2016)

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On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

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Chris Peckover

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Zack Kahn (story by), Zack Kahn | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia DeJonge ... Ashley
Levi Miller ... Luke
Ed Oxenbould ... Garrett
Aleks Mikic ... Ricky
Dacre Montgomery ... Jeremy
Patrick Warburton ... Robert Lerner
Virginia Madsen ... Deandra Lerner
Alexandra Matusko Alexandra Matusko ... Scary Movie Girl
Georgia Holland Georgia Holland ... Scary Movie Girl
Beau Andre Beau Andre ... The Mangler
Michi Fifer Michi Fifer ... Christmas Caroler
Tara Jade Borg ... Christmas Caroler
Tricia Mary Hennessy ... Christmas Caroler (as Tricia Hennessy)
Mary Clearkin Mary Clearkin ... Christmas Caroler
Hugo Monotti Hugo Monotti ... Christmas Caroler
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Storyline

When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke (Levi Miller), she's caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You Might Be Home But You're Not Alone


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language throughout, crude sexual references, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens. | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Safe Neighborhood See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,569, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$20,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,288
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)| Datasat (uncredited)

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

A lot of references to Home Alone throughout the movie. Christmas carols, spiders and paint cans being thrown. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Snowman Girl: [to her snowman] Just your nose and we're done, Mr. Frost.
[an older boy smashes the snowman's head with a baseball bat]
Snowman Girl: [screaming] You buttfucker!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the first set of credits, there is a scene with Luke saying he is worried about Ashley and wants to go to the hospital to check up on her. See more »

Connections

Features The Bind (2011) See more »

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Deck the Halls
Arrangement by Clifford Bradley
Lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
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Yet another waste of space posing as a horror/comedy/film!
1 July 2018 | by afs-50925See all my reviews

Better watch Out! is actually the warning to anyone unfortunate enough to place this pathetic excuse for a film into their DVD/Blu-Ray player (True someone has to in this case myself. lol).

From the start this film shows that the writer and director have seen a series of films including Black cat, Home Alone, When a Stranger calls and of course Scream. Unfortunately they learnt nothing from these experiences.

This leads the film into as others have mentioned the juvenile realm of the many angst ridden teenagers who have had a crush on their babysitter and have an overwhelming need to try and prove themselves to the world. You have the usual drug references seemingly necessary to films in this day and age to satisfy a certain strata of society. The female heroine is along with the rest of the cast poorly fleshed out while still retaining the usual hackneyed characteristics of a babysitter based film.

There are no real scares, the plot is apparent from the get go and the cast have been drawn from the lowest end of the drama school dropout list. I have read some reviews that praise the cast and I can only say personally that they were obviously watching a different film with a different cast.

It is a shame that these types of film are sold at prices ranging up to £10 a shot as the buyer should be compensated. If any film deserved to be in the sold free with a can of drink category this is one.

My advise if to walk quickly away from this title and invest in something from the 70s or early 80s when babysitters were terrorised by a host of strangers from within and without the home!


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