written by McKenzie Murdoch
The Babysitter: Killer Queen came out on September 10th. It is a sequel to The Babysitter which came out in 2017. The Babysitter is about Cole, played by Judah Lewis, who is a twelve year old boy with a babysitter, which he is often bullied for. One night his parents go out of town and hire Cole’s regular babysitter, Bee, who is played by Samara Weaving. Cole’s friend Melanie (Emily Alyn Lind) convinces him to stay up past his bedtime to see if she brings any boys over, but to his surprise, she brings over a group of people. What is unusual is that they aren’t just a normal group of friends, they are a cult.
Bee’s fellow cult members are all in this for personal gain to grant one of their wishes. To get their wishes they have to complete a ritual where they have to sacrifice someone and mix their blood with the blood of an innocent, which is Cole. Obviously, Cole isn’t okay with being murdered, so he tried to call for help which ultimately fails. He spends the rest of the night trying to escape Bee’s friends, which results in their deaths.
When Cole tries to tell someone about the events that happened that night, no one believes him and thinks he is crazy. The sequel to The Babysitter picks up years later with Cole in high school and everyone still not believing what happened that night because no bodies were found. His parents think he is crazy and try to send him to a school for the mentally ill, but he doesn’t want to go, so he flees with Melanie and a group of her friends to a lake party.
Him, his friend Melanie, and her friends are all together on a boat when the ghosts of the cult return in attempts to redeem themselves and fulfill their wishes. Which means that Cole, once again, has to survive the night and escape a murderous, satanic cult.
In the sequel movie, we are introduced to a new character, Phoebe, played by Jenna Ortega. I really liked the mystery behind her character. She was a good addition to the movie and a great friend towards Cole. I like how she wasn’t like any of the other characters. She was interesting and eye catching, and probably one of the best things that came out of the sequel.
On the other hand, one of our returning characters, Melanie was an absolute and utter disappointment. She had so much potential. The way she is written in the second movie is a majorly upsetting. Her actions in the movie were probably the main factor of why it wasn’t as good as it could have been. They built her up in the first movie, only for her to be a let down in the second.
In the first Babysitter movie, Melanie gets dragged into that night as Cole flee’s to her house momentarily. Her and Cole even shared a kiss, which was actually a well-written build-up for some potential romance. which could have led to an interesting love story in the most previous film. Unfortunately, the romance in the second movie felt rushed. I get that they were on a clock since they only had twenty four hours, but it was a bit unrealistic to me. In some essence it made sense because with Cole’s previous crush, they waited and it didn’t work out, for more reasons than one.
I did like the consistency with graphics in each movie, even though there were times when you could see some of the stuff was fake. I liked that they kept the same vibe of the graphics. For example, the same type of font. And there was an even balance between the gory and funny, with a good soundtrack to go with each movie.
The best thing in the movie was definitely how they tied it all together. I thought how the writers wrote the connection between Phoebe and Cole was very well thought out and actually interesting. Although the route they took wasn’t the best path, it was still good. Also, we finally got answers to the original cult’s past along with Bee’s past. It was a good redeeming factor for the sequel.
Overall while this movie had its flaws, it is still a good movie. On the topic of The Babysitter duo having a third movie, no information has been released. There is a possibility of it, but I doubt it since all our questions were answered in the sequel. So, for another movie to happen, it would be a whole different plot and honestly, it wouldn’t make sense because wouldn’t it mean basically the same idea? To me a third movie would be a waste of time and money.