The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Taking place just 2 years after the events of the first movie, when we just saw Cole, he had just fought off his babysitter and her blood cult friends from taking his life. At the time, Cole was having a tough time at school being picked on and bullied by his peers. One would think that after finding his voice and taking on his assailants, he’d be a bit more popular or even have more confidence in himself but you’d be wrong.

In fact things have gotten worse for him since the last movie. The bodies of his attackers disappeared and nobody believes him. They all think he’a just some messed up kid who took his neighbors car and drove it into his own house and the bullying is just as relentless as ever. Even his psychiatrist (who also happens to be the school nurse) and his own parents who keep him medicated are having trouble with his story. Also of note is that Cole meets a new friend

The only supportive friend is the pretty blonde girl from across the road, Melanie. Soon after, he learns that his parents are planning to send him to a psychiatric facility. Melanie suggests he skips school with her to attend a huge lake party and this is when his new adventure begins. Everyone, now known as Demons, from the first movie is back because they have a blood pact with the devil. They explain that they have until sunrise to complete their unfinished ritual otherwise they’ll have to wait another 2 years in hell before they can attempt to finish the ritual again. Cole befriends the new girl in school at the party and together they face revelation after revelation culminating in a final event that was surprising to me.

What you wont get are academy worthy performances but of that’s what you’re expecting, why are you watching this? What you are going to get is a rogues gallery of fun and quirky characters as they continue to try and fail repeatedly to complete their task. I liken these bumbling demons to the Wet Bandits from Home Alone. You’re also going to get an over the top comedy- horror with a penchant for decapitation, dismemberment, copious fountains of blood and a film that never, even for a minute, takes itself too seriously.

I may be easy to please because I’m all about low hanging fruit in comedy (toilet humor never fails to bring a smile to my face) but even aside from that, I had more than a few big laughs. One exchange between Cole’s parents about 3/4 of the way through cracked me up.

I’m had an outstanding time with The Babysitter and I had even more fun with The Babysitter: Killer Queen. This is a franchise I’m really enjoying and hope to see more from in the future.

***Note….You need to make sure to stick around through the credits

No comments

Leave a Reply