The Babysitter: Killer Queen – A meek attempt to recreate a gruesome story

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen aired on Netflix three years after the release of the first film, The Babysitter. The first movie was hailed by the critics as a gem of the horror-comedy genre. It was energetic, vibrant, funny, humorous with a very compelling narrative. Though the movie became one of the most viewed ones on Netflix, it had several flaws.

    The Babysitter Plot

    The Babysitter deals with a twelve-year-old boy Cole (Judah Lewis) and his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving). Throughout his life, he has been bullied. He is an introvert, so he never took a stand for himself. But, with Bee’s arrival, Cole found a new friend. Bee always went out of her way to protect him.

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen

    One night, Cole stayed past his bedtime to see what Bee does when he is asleep. To his horror, Bee invites some of her friends who are a part of a satanic cult. They behead someone as a sacrifice to satan so that all their wishes get fulfilled. They go after Cole but, after a gruesome fight, he escapes them and manages to defeat them.

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen Plot

    The sequel picks up two years after the original story. Nobody believes that Cole defeated a satanic cult. Even his best friend Melanie(Emily Alyn Lind), a witness of that night, thinks that Cole was hallucinating. Cole’s parents, Archie and Phyliss, plan on sending him to a psychiatric centre to get proper help.

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen
    The Satanic Cult.

    To get rid of his parents and the ghost of the past, Cole skips school with Melanie and some other friends to go to a lake house. On their way, Cole realises that he has been duped. Melanie too became a part of that cult and performed some rituals to resurrect the ghosts.

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    Alison( Bella Thorne), Max ( Robbie Amell), John( King Bach), Sonya ( Hana Mae Lee), and Bee( Samara Weaving) return to finish what they’d started. They’ve to sacrifice Cole and complete the ritual to satiate the devil. What follows next is a loose plot with occasional funny scenarios and cringe humour. You’ll find Phoebe and Cole going through meekly developed fight scenes to escape the evil ghosts.

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen Cast

    Jenna Ortega as Phoebe was the latest addition to the cast. She is the new punk kid in school everyone is aware of. To Cole, she is a sweet mystery. Even though their friendship started on rocky terms, in the end, they managed to be each other’s confidante.

    The movie has an impressive cast. With Judah Lewis, Jenna Ortega, Emily Alyn Lind, Bella Thorne, King Bach, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, etc., you would expect something spectacular after the success of the first movie. The sequel lacks the vibrant energy and gripping plot that the first one had.


    The Babysitter: Killer Queen tries to border on the same story-line of satan appeasers trying to kill a child to fulfil a ritual. Sadly, you’ll feel like something is always missing. There are so many scenarios that feel forced. The humour wasn’t genuine and fluid. The writers tried really hard to recreate the charm and charisma, only to leave the viewers disappointed.

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen
    Cole and Melanie.

    Director McG tried to portray something brutally graphic and horrific. His attempt can be appreciated but not applauded. Horror-Comedy is a very delicate genre. You either end up creating something extremely funny or extremely dull.

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    However, the movie doesn’t lack entertainment. If you want to spend an afternoon watching something purely entertaining for the sake of time pass, The Babysitter: Killer Queen should be your choice. With so many talented faces and brilliant actors, the movie does create a laughable aura. At times, you might be baffled by the idiosyncratic scenes but it ends up as a light-hearted comedy movie in the end. It isn’t hysterically funny but it ensures that you have a good time.

    If you’re looking for some natural flow in a story-line that is witty, comical, and emotional at the same time, watch Never Have I Ever


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