Parents' Guide to

The Babysitter

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent, gory horror movie has some laughs, too.

Movie NR 2017 85 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 20 parent reviews

age 18+

Extremely violent gory film boring,disappointing

age 11+

Great, funny film

I'm 11 and have seen way worse. It doesn't get scary and the gore is not too bad. There is an exaggeration of blood though e.g. *spoiler* when bee sticks two knife in someones head a lake came out but what do you expect, it is a horror movie. There are a few sex references, orgy and other but otherwise really good movie, watched the second also great, exited for the third.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (20 ):
Kids say (85 ):

Loads of appeal here for teen horror-comedy fans: attractive teen characters, inept adults, comic hysteria, childhood nostalgia, extended kissing scene, and, oh yeah, buckets and buckets of blood. The Babysitter sits comfortably somewhere in between the smarter-but-less-gory Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the gorier-but-cheesier Evil Dead franchises. Absolutely not for kids because of the extreme violence. Also not for anyone who's not a fan of horror.

But mature viewers who are fans will enjoy this one. The story's well constructed, the actors are pretty good, and the action keeps things moving at a good pace. It doesn't break any new ground, but it's entertaining for those who enjoy a good, gross scare every now and then.

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