BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Someone please give me a pat on the back, I am really keeping up with new horror films! Well, new ones on Netflix, I watched The Babysitter today! 'When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot baby sitter belongs to a satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.'
I was so very excited for this film, one of my best mates sent me the trailer for it before it came out and even before the trailer had finished, I was into it. Like I wanted to watch this film right that minute. And was I let down today when I saw The Babysitter? Not at all! I really enjoyed it, I actually really did.
It starts out as a teen movie, young guy who doesn't fit in has a hot older friend who happens to be his babysitter - if he wasn't so young, you'd have expected them to get together by the end, it's one of those. Kind of like a younger version and a more PG version of the Girl Next Door in a way, with a bit of Fast Times at Ridgemont High too. (Yeahhhh, I see you red bikini in slow mo scene, I spotted your little nod there.)
I feel as well I need to mention this now before I completely forget to mention it, another thing I love in films are songs that shouldn't fit in with the film at all, but they really go, like The Final Girls and using Bette Davis Eyes. This film used Queens We are the Champions in one of the final scenes, and my GOD, did it work. Cole steals a car and basically drives it and becomes a young Bond, even finishing with the famous car flip out of The Man With The Golden Gun - see, I see all your little nods, unless I think I am and it's just a whole load of cwinky dinks... Either way, this music really worked, it really pumped you up and got you even more into it than you already were, so well done to them. I just love songs that shouldn't fit but actually do, it's like a nice little surprise.
I just realised I literally jumped from mentioning the start of the film to the end of the film because I got too excited about talking about the great song choices in the film... Whoopsie..
As I was saying, it starts as any other teen movie, but then, then it just goes from strength to strength, saying that makes it sound like the beginning is bad or boring, and it's not at all. The beginning is great, it's fun, entertaining and even quite funny in places, but when Cole sneaks a late night peek at Bee and her friend, this film goes up at least a few levels.
It turns into this funny, action packed movie, that definitely has a Tucker and Dale Vs Evil feel to it mixed with Cabin in the Woods... It somehow manages to still keep some horror to it while turning slightly down the action route, Cole is being hunted and is fighting, yet, you still know it is a horror.
And the gore in it, oh mannnn, the gore! The gore is great, it's as if I made it, it's so over the top, so bloody and parts of the body fly everywhere - what more could you want?!
Overall, I was impressed by The Babysitter, it was pretty much what I expected and more - I was entertained for the whole way through it. One of the last Netflix Original films, I wasn't too keen on, so this made up for that one, so so well. Watch it! Do it, now! You can do it now, it's late but you won't go to bed and have nightmares, you'll be fine.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..