Movie: The Babysitter
Where to watch it: Netflix
Anxious Cole is not ready to stay home alone. Unlike many of his classmates, he still has a regular babysitter. Cole is completely fine with this because he is super close with Bee. When his parents leave for a night out, he is excited to party with Bee. However instead of going to bed, he decides to stay up and see what Bee does when he’s asleep. Turns out that she’s the leader of a cult that commits sacrificial murders in his living room. Bloody chaos ensues when Cole catches them in the act. Members of the cult try to contain Cole, but a series of chance events lets him escape their grasps. When it’s down to just Cole and Bee, she is torn between her desire for survival and her genuine love for him. She offers to take Cole with her and leave town, but Cole realizes that she does not plan to stop killing. In a moment of clarity, he realizes that she will always be the big bad in someone’s life. He lights her spell book on fire. While she’s distracted, he hijacks the neighbor’s midlife crisis hot rod and crashes into his house and crushing Bee.
Is it worth watching: Yes, this is a fun, campy slasher film. It shouldn’t be taken too seriously. This movie knows it’s a little ridiculous and it embraces that. It has a good cast, starring Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Leslie Bibb, and Ken Marino.