The Babysitter: Killer Queen

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The Babysitter: Killer Queen

10 Sep, 2020
English
1 hr 42 mins
Comedy Horror
Streaming on: Netflix
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The Babysitter: Killer Queen

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It’s been two years since Cole (Judah Lewis) defeated a bloodthirsty satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving). However, the danger is far from over, as an unexpected turn of events takes Cole back to his old enemies, and again, he has to outsmart the evil forces. But will he succeed or not?
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The Babysitter: Killer Queen Review : This blood-thirsty cult fails to hold your attention for too long


At the cusp of puberty, Cole is still gaslit by his parents, guidance counsellor at school and bullied by his peers, who still believe that the violent, gory acts he encountered two years back never happened and he made it up for seeking attention. Cole is still the nervous, awkward teen but finds peace whenever he’s around his friend and crush Melanie. When Cole’s parents decide to enrol him in a psychiatric school, Cole ditches school with Melanie to spend time at a nearby lake party. Soon, the duo and their friends are once again haunted by the members of the same old satanic cult. Wait, but weren’t they all dead? How did they come back from the dead?

After this horrific incident, Cole musters the courage and starts to get on with his normal life and attend school. But things aren’t hunky-dory at school either and just when Cole loosens up and starts to feel ‘normal’, he soon realises that he’s in for another night of ‘fight for survival’ as the friends that his ex-satanic babysitter Bee brought home are all back from the dead. And this time, he has to outsmart them and his new enemies to survive that gruesome satanic ritual.

Horror comedies can be a very tricky terrain. While keeping in mind the scare factor, one also has to take care of the comedy to fit well into the script. However, there were many things amiss here. Except for a few places, there were not enough scare jumps or rib-tickling moments. The survival tactics were very much predictable. But the characters of Max (Robbie Amell), who remains shirtless throughout the movie, and Allison (Bella Thorne), who oozes sensuality, were unbelievably hilarious. The flashback scenes of each of Bee’s friends were packaged very smartly. Apart from them, Cole’s dad (Ken Marino), who is confused about his son’s deteriorating mental health and just wants to have a night to himself, looks vulnerable and adorable at the same time. But it was Melanie (Emily Alyn Lind) whose character needed to be carved out better. In some parts, she looks a little too dull. Cole’s new girlfriend Phoebe (Jenna Ortega) has more to her than meets the eye and the way it concludes, in the end, you are already rooting for them.

The Babysitter: Killer Queen is nothing like the first part, where the gore, quirkiness, jump scares, the dialogues, all were brilliant. The sequel lacks innovation and for most parts, looks like a rehashed version of the first instalment. The additional characters are not that exciting either. Honestly, there are moments in The Babysitter: Killer Queen that make you think that the film is picking up pace but then it fizzles out easily.

Directed by McG and co-written with Dan Lagana, this film is filled with blood, gore, some predictable twists, foot-tapping 80s’ retro music, and some cool video game action sequences to blend the gore and comedy elements. While they miss the shot, probably showing more of Samara Weaving could have been the saving grace!


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2.5/5
Music:
3.0/5
Action:
2.0/5
Comedy:
2.0/5
Fear Factor:
2.5/5

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