The Babysitter (2017)

# 14768 IMDb TV-MA 

The Babysitter (2017

taglineDream girls can be a nightmare.

By McG

Comedy, Horror (1h 25min)


Rated 6.3 after 38,102 votes on 30-Aug-18.


Cole (Judah Lewis) loves his babysitter (Samara Weaving) Bee. She's hot, funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up past his bedtime to discover she's actually a cold-blooded killer who's in league with the Devil. He now must spend his night evading Bee's band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from spilling their dark secret. It's up to Cole to survive the night (and blow up a few people along the way).

Popular faces

McG (director) Judah Lewis Samara Weaving Robbie Amell Hana Mae Lee Bella Thorne Emily Alyn Lind Andrew Bachelor


From the same director


Judah Lewis (Cole), Samara Weaving (Bee), Robbie Amell (Max), Hana Mae Lee (Sonya), Bella Thorne (Allison), Emily Alyn Lind (Melanie), Andrew Bachelor (John), Doug Haley (Samuel), Leslie Bibb (Mom), Ken Marino (Dad), Samuel Gilbert (Romeo), Zachary Alexander Rice (Luis (as Zachary Rice)), Doc Duhame (Cop #1), Jean Claude Leuyer (Cop #2 (as J.C. Leuyer)), Miles J. Harvey (Jeremy), Chris Wylde (Melanie's Annoying Dad), Carl McDowell (School Nurse), Jonathan Bray (Fireman), Jimmy Warden (Some Asshole), Ron Funches (Mr. Davis (uncredited)), Frederick Keeve (Convenience Store Patron (uncredited)), Mark Mammone (Officer Martinez (uncredited))


Brian Duffield (written by)

Produced by

Devin Andre (co-producer), Steven Bello (executive producer), Alexander Boies (executive producer (as Alex Boies)), Brian Duffield (executive producer), McG (producer), James McGough (executive producer), Zack Schiller (producer), David Siegel (executive producer), Mary Viola (producer), Jimmy Warden (co-producer)...


IMDb Comment

This is exactly what a good Halloween prank should look like. A little bit of gore, a little bit of T&A, outrageously stereotypical high school kids, and nothing in the way of a plot to worry about.

That's not to say it's not extremely successful at what it aspires to: good, silly fun for Halloween.

Completely self-aware of all the slasher films it mimics, and more than able to mine the comedy in those memes, this film is just a hoot. Not anywhere near as serious as the Scream franchise tries to be with the horror/slasher genre, this film takes the opposite tact: remember that these films are for fun and a bit of escapism.

A soft PG-13 would be the MPAA rating for this if it wasn't Netflix, and it's appropriate for your tweens. But if you're in your 30s or 40s, it's gonna be a lot more enjoyable, since you know and recognize all the tropes at play, but know that the filmmakers know and are just letting you have fun watching them play out.

I hope the three leads get more good work out of this, because they all do a fabulous job with the material - there's not a lot to work with, but each of the three (the babysitter, boy kid, and his bestie girl) give you a good show and don't fall into the trap that this film could easily have done: there's not a scenery chewer among them, and they all do a great job of keeping their eye on the prize: a silly, fun, bit nostalgic, Halloween slasher.

Memorable quotes

John: Three out of four people got an STD; I got two people's blood on me! You do the math! I got AIDS! I know I got AIDS!

11 total 


Filmed in 2015 but not released until 2017. It was intended to play in theatres until Netflix acquired the rights for streaming. It was released in October on Friday the 13th.

12 total 



Other titles

A Babá (Brazil) • The Babysitter (Spain) • La Baby-Sitter (France) • A bébiszitter (Hungary) • La babysitter (Italy) • Opiekunka (Poland) • A Babysitter (Portugal) • Bebisiterka (Serbia) • Няня (Russia) • Bebek Bakicisi (Turkey (alternative title) (Turkish title))



Australia:MA15+ / Brazil:16 / Germany:16 / Greece:K-15 / Hungary:16 / Mexico:B15 / Russia:18+ / Singapore:R21 / South Korea:18 / United Kingdom:15 / United States:TV-MA



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