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The sequel to 2017's The Babysitter dropped today (Thursday 10 September) and features Judah Lewis, Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell, Emily Alyn Lind and Samara Weaving alongside Thorne.
A synopsis of the comedy-horror reads: "Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee [Weaving], Cole [Lewis] continues to be haunted by the horrific events of that night. Everyone in his life thinks he has lost his mind since Bee and all of her friends disappeared, making Cole's story hard to believe.
"He is still hopelessly smitten with his best friend and next door neighbour Melanie [Lind] - the only one who believes his story - who convinces him to forget the past and come to a party thrown at a nearby lake.
"But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil and survive the night."
A tale as old as time right there.
Judging by the immediate response on Twitter though, you might be best off giving it a miss if you don't like your films too gory:
So I just finished watching the babysitter killer queen and it was the most funny/scary movie I've seen on Netflix
- Azraelthehunteranimationstudio (@Azraelthehunter) September 10, 2020
#TheBabySitterKillerQueen was very interesting. Surprised me a lot. Very good sequel. Awesome Kills. Highly Recommended.
- MJ TONKS (@MjTonks) September 10, 2020
Ngl I liked the babysitter killer queen. Humor and gore? Yes please.
- mama peach (@sassy__peaches) September 10, 2020
Managed to get this review up for release and I loved @netflix's THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN. More blood, more laughs, more surprises and more Robbie Amell with no shirt on. That's a win across all categories. https://t.co/5uA9qwLbRs
- Ryan Gosling's Wolfman (@ryanlarson) September 10, 2020
The BabySitter Killer Queen is better than the first. Plenty of surprises around every corner. Great story and character continuation, coming off the first film. It also manages to out do the kills of the first film.
Just WOW :scream::scream: pic.twitter.com/PEpcjq3USZ
- Dove's Movie Reviews (@MovieDove) September 10, 2020
The film has been less well received by many critics though, with TV Guide describing it as 'just plain embarrassing'.
The review reads: "Gory horror-comedies with half-baked plots can actually be quite entertaining if they are at least well-shot and well-written. This sequel to the borderline-decent 2017 Netflix original The Babysitter is neither of these things."
So I guess your enjoyment of The Babysitter: Killer Queen will depend on what you're in the mood for. If you want to be gripped by drama, moved to tears or fascinated by great storytelling, this probably isn't for you. If you want to see hot people covered in blood spatter while making silly jokettes, look no further.
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