The Babysitter

The Babysitter (2017)

The Babysitter
6.1/10 by 664 users

When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a Satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.

Release Date:October 13, 2017
Production Company:New Line Cinema, Wonderland Sound and Vision, Boies/Schiller Film Group
Production Countries:United States of America
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Plot Keywords:babysitter, corpse
  • Fun but lacking in depth
    October 18, 2017

    'The Babysitter' was a film I really wanted to like (and certainly did in parts) but for the most part just couldn't. It was actually a lot of fun and had some genuinely funny moments, however what it lacked was any depth or actual reason for the audience to care. I would describe it as feeling rushed. The evolution from normality to crazy was far too quick and never makes you buy into the concept. Is that really that important you might ask? I think it is because without some time spent setting up a reason for people to be doing the things they're doing you simply have absurdity for the sake of absurdity.

    The films strength is its humour. There really are some funny lines thrown out there at random moments. The horror side of things isn't going to do much for people. There's some well done gore, but its all far too light-hearted to ever actually be scary. The biggest problem this movie is going to face is that there's nothing overly memorable about it. I suspect it will be completely gone from my memory by tomorrow. It's not a bad film, just one that if you never watch you're not really missing out on anything.