The Babysitter (2017) Review: A Bloody Coming of Age

“Dream girls can be a nightmare”

Synopsis: 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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Calamity Brains:

I was pleasantly surprised by The Babysitter. I expected a standard, trope-filled slasher movie, and ended up watching a genuinely fun coming-of-age story.

Okay, it was trope-filled. But in a good, poking fun at the genre sort of way.

Though there are a few moments where The Babysitter tries too hard to be cool, the movie generally doesn’t take itself too seriously. Cole and babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) have great chemistry, and their relationship gives a good emotional charge to what is otherwise a fairly ridiculous plot. (Max also has some great moments with Cole.)

With creative deaths, obscene amounts of blood, and a few tender moments for good measure, The Babysitter made for a great watch, and is definitely worthy of adding to your collection.

Calamity Brains’ Rating: B+
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The Codex Mortis Horror Hosts (Ludwig von Stroodle and Calamity Brains) are married and live in West Virginia. Pretty much everyone who sees their cabin agrees that it would be an ideal setting for a horror movie. Their pets include a black widow spider, a smart dog, and a stupid dog. When they aren’t watching horror movies, they can be found at whiskey festivals, Renaissance fairs, and board game nights.

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