Falling in love can often prove painful. If the object of your affection doesn’t feel the same way about you, or they break your heart, then it can be quite difficult to get over.
So, spare a poor thought for Cole, a young boy who has a crush on his babysitter, Bee – an older teen, who looks after Cole when his parents are out of town. Thing is, Bee is also a member of a cult, is mixed up in ritual sacrifices, and is clearly not the person Cole thought she was.
And one night, while looking after Cole, the truth is revealed. Bee’s perfect persona slips away, Cole sees the monster she really is, and (metaphorically) his heart is shattered into a thousand pieces.
But while all this sounds truly devastating for the young boy, it also proves to be rather entertaining for the audience watching The Babysitter – a wicked black-comedy from director McG. The film – which made its debut on Netflix back in 2017 – is filled with hilarious lines, plenty of action, and lots of gore, and is a fantastic picture from start to finish.
Have you watched it? No? Well, you must.
The Babysitter is one of those horror movies that you stumble across while looking for something else, you give it a bit of your time, and you instantly fall in love with it. With its tongue firmly in cheek, and its main aim to provide over-the-top entertainment, it is a sure-fire hit never to be overlooked.
As for Cole, well, he certainly has a lot on his plate, and he’ll suffer from intimacy issues for most of his life. But for a brief period, he gets to take part in one heck of an adventure, as he battles for survival against a former friend, and her rag-tag gang of cultists.
Cole – “I loved you. I don’t care about your dumb book or your stupid cult. I’m an adult, because when I realised you were the big bad and you were going to hurt other kids, I drove a stolen car through you.”
Cast and crew
The Babysitter is directed by McG, who also produced the movie alongside Mary Viola, and Zack Schiller. The film was written by Brian Duffield, with Douglas Pipes responsible for the music.
The cast of The Babysitter includes Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell, Andrew Bachelor, and Bella Thorne.
Thank you for stopping by It’s A Stampede! to read this spotlight post focusing on a must-see horror movie. This ‘spotlight’ on The Babysitter is part of a series of eight posts looking at superb horror movies and docu-films which you may or may not have seen.
Other posts in this series include: Child’s Play (1988), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Best Worst Movie (2010), Final Destination (2000), Drag Me To Hell (2009) and Scrooged (1988).
The aim of these posts is to spread some horror love around the internet, and possibly introduce you to a slice of horror that you may have overlooked. So, make sure to add this film to your next horror movie marathon.
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