Movie Review: The Babysitter

I forget where I first heard about this but it sounded right up my alley. A young boy stays up late one night to discover what his babysitter does once he is asleep. He soon learns that she is actually part of a cult that believes in human sacrifice. He then spends the rest of the evening trying to stay alive and out run all of the deranged, overly sexualized teenagers tearing apart his house and trying to use him for their ritual.

I’ll be honest, this isn’t a great film but it is a lot of fun. It is completely over the top and it is very stylized. It has a glossy look to it and plays with some of the usual horror tropes, and even throws in a few 70s style captions. The kid is actually pretty good, and everyone in it seems to be having fun. These kinds of films only really work when the people in them know the kind of thing they are making.

It won’t end up being a classic for sure but it is only an hour and a half, and some of the visual gags make it really worth it. There is definitely some gore, and you know the filmmakers had to have been laughing when they thought up some of these deaths.

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