Sommerleigh Pollonais – Horror Head Writer
There’s a Terminator 2 reference (among many others) that comes up in this movie. It’s quick and it’s smart and it’s about sequels that were better than their predecessors. Well, I’m happy as hell to report The Babysitter: Killer Queen most definitely fits in this category.
Taking place two years after the events in The Babysitter (2017), protagonist Cole is now in high school and no one believes him about what happened that fateful night when he learned his babysitter and her friends were in a satanic cult, and they tried to murder him. When the past returns for a second attempt at finishing the blood ritual, Cole will finally have a chance to show everyone the truth.
Babysitter 2 ticks all the boxes for making a successful slasher sequel (try saying that five times fast!). It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it ups the blood and gore to gloriously awesome levels, and it keeps the pacing fast and tight.
All of the actors from the first movie return and you can tell they are having an absolute blast with this sequel. Their antics and acting had me grinning like a fool the entire runtime. Eighties movie love is sprayed all over the place so if you’re a fan of retro horror movies and music you’ll love how many nods to films like Friday the 13th, Deliverance, Sometimes They Come Back and The Evil Dead (just to name a few) pop up here. Plus so many cool songs to sing along too!
The new players also keep the energy flowing, although I will admit they’re outshined by their predecessors. Still it’s all good in this whacky neighborhood, and the only flaws I could find here were a few jokes that didn’t land and a bit of drag on the pace during the third act. Otherwise, The Babysitter: Killer Queen is a fantastic sequel and one of the best horror movies I’ve seen this year. I definitely see this pleasing fans of the first film.
Sommer’s Score: 7.5 out of 10
For more on The Babysitter: Killer Queen you can check out my video review here. For my thoughts on the original Babysitter and four other great horror flicks from 2017 you can click here. And for more horror movie articles that keep getting better and better you can like and follow on Facebook here.
Sommerleigh of the House Pollonais. First of Her Name. Sushi Lover, Queen of Horror Movies, Comic Books and Binge Watching Netflix. Mother of two beautiful black cats named Vader and Kylo. I think eating Popcorn at the movies should be mandatory, PS4 makes the best games ever and I’ll be talking about movies until the zombie apocalypse comes.
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