The Babysitter: Killer Queen is good, gory fun on Netflix

THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN (L to R) JUDAH LEWIS as COLE and EMILY ALYN LIND as MELANIE in THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN. Cr. TYLER GOLDEN/NETFLIX © 2020
THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN (L to R) JUDAH LEWIS as COLE and EMILY ALYN LIND as MELANIE in THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN. Cr. TYLER GOLDEN/NETFLIX © 2020 /
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Is The Babysitter: Killer Queen on Netflix worth streaming this weekend?

The Babysitter: Killer Queen is a sequel to the first Netflix film, The Babysitter. This sequel is bursting with gore while somehow maintaining a comedic element. Spoilers ahead!

The Babysitter: Killer Queen is one of Netflix’s first Halloween releases of the year. If you don’t remember the first movie, it involved a young Cole (Judah Lewis) discovering his babysitter, Bee (Samara Weaving), is a member of a blood cult. Bee and her cult friends needed Cole’s innocent blood to complete a Satanic ritual. The Babysitter had an ending that didn’t hint at needing a sequel. But thankfully, now we have Killer Queen.

Two years after the events of the first movie, Cole is struggling to cope with what he experienced that horrific night. He is trapped in a constant state of fear since no one ever found Bee. But there’s a part of him that also misses his beloved babysitter. His parents don’t believe any of the details he told them, and they are worried about his mental health. They want him to take medication, and he sees the school’s very chatty and goofy guidance counselor (Carl McDowell).

The Babysitter: Killer Queen is a must-watch on Netflix

Cole’s crushing on Melanie (Emily Alyn Lind) still, but she has a boyfriend. School is somewhat normal and boring until Phoebe (Jenna Ortega), the new student, arrives. One day, Melanie convinces Cole to skip school, and they meet up with several other teenagers at a lake. Everyone’s dancing and having a great time. Cole, Melanie, and a few friends hop on a boat and sail away from the large group. Cole quickly realizes this is not a fun getaway when the new group of people wants to kill him because they are blood cult enthusiasts.

The unique and graphic kill scenes are non-stop after Cole realizes his fake friends want to kill him. He escapes the cult’s grasp with the new girl Phoebe. Cole and Phoebe work well together. Phoebe is a smart girl and not some quirky random cast addition. The Babysitter: Killer Queen has an edit like Scott Pilgram vs. the World. For example, there’s quirky comic book style noise bubbles and fight sequences you wouldn’t normally see in a slasher film. So even though Killer Queen is a horror style film, there are plenty of comedic elements mixed in with the gore.

Almost everyone returns for this sequel, which is intriguing considering how most of them suffered gruesome deaths the first time. So in addition to Cole’s current school friends trying to kill him, Bee’s underlings Max (Robbie Amell), Sonya (Hana Mae Lee), Allison (Bella Thorne), and John (Andrew Bachelor) are hunting him too. Cole and Melanie’s parental figures played by Leslie Bibb, Ken Marino, and Chris Wylde are back as well.

The Babysitter: Killer Queen is a gory fun, campy film, so don’t expect to take it too seriously. But this film is entertaining on many levels. It’s also the perfect movie to watch if you are already in the mood for Halloween. You’ll laugh, probably scream in a few spots, and ask yourself how poor Cole found himself in the same situation a second time.

The Babysitter: Killer Queen is now streaming on Netflix.

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