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The Babysitter: Killer Queen

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Blood, gore, crass humor in horrible horror movie.

Movie NR 2020 101 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 10+


Its the best movie ever! Parents !Your pre-teens are not Baby !Let them watch it!
age 13+
i watch this movie when i feel like watching it and honestly it helps

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (37 ):

The only remotely funny aspect of this movie is, paradoxically, one of its most subtle. The Babysitter: Killer Queen is set in Illinois, a land not known for having mountains, mesas, and deserts, but they're here in this movie just the same. It's a nice dig at the great and not-so-great horror movies that are supposed to be set in the flat-land Midwest despite looking an awful lot like California, and even when they go so far as to name the town "Haddonfield" (the same town stalked by one Michael Myers), it's still moderately amusing. That said, the rest of the movie is obnoxious, crass, idiotic, and, ultimately, a tedious exercise in failed humor.

Besides "Haddonfield," there are references to other movies splattered throughout, and these jokes compete with sex jokes, stoner jokes, cartoonish violence, and painful moments of self-aware B movie acting and dialogue. None of it works. Some scenes feel like sitting through bad sketch comedy, and other scenes feel like sitting through bad improv comedy. While no one expects this to be an arthouse film masterpiece, one would hope that the bloody bombast and crass jokes would provide at least a fraction of the entertainment of the movies they reference or parody. Instead, it's like watching an endless succession of humor attempts that fail to land.

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