Movie Review: ‘The Babysitter: Killer Queen’ Is A Frighteningly Funny Flick

September 11, 2020

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:



There are few genres I love as much as horror, but horror-comedies are right up there on the list. When you can find one of those rare films that can both scare you and make you laugh, you’re in for a treat! Two years ago we were left overjoyed with Netflix The Babysitter, so when Netflix announced the sequel, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, I was beyond excited. Now, that bad boy is about, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint!


Judah Lewis returns as the quick-witted Cole, this time around he doesn’t just have a cult to deal with, everyone thinks he made up the events from the first movie. If that’s not enough, there’s also the regular high school drama. The poor kid can’t catch a break.


Lewis has acting talent beyond his years and pulls off the character to the “T”. The combo of goofy, sweet, and slightly badass is perfect for this character. He’s relatable and sympathetic. You really feel bad for Cole.  Lewis absolutely nails it! I can’t wait to see what’s in this actor’s future, after all, up to this point he’s done nothing except impress!


Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne, Hana Mae Lee, Andrew Bachelor, and Robbie Amell reprise their roles as the rambunctious, brutal, blood-thirsty young cult. I’ll be honest if they weren’t being such dicks to Cole, they’d probably be pretty cool people.


Director McG, who co-wrote the screenplay with Dan Lagana, did a top-notch job with Killer Queen. It retains the same “je ne sais quo” of the original while delivering something new. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, thrilling, and chilling. It’s a hardcore rollercoaster ride.


Oh, the twists! This flick has more twists than a slinky. It’s very clever and well-timed too. Just when you think you know what’s about to happen, McG switches it up on you. The ending is both unexpected and very fitting. You’re left wanting to know what happens next in Cole’s story. I would love to see a new sequel, maybe something with Cole headed off to college (hint, hint).


As for the special effects – and there’s a ton of them, from gushing blood to car accidents – look amazing. I even heard that a lot of them were practical, which is a plus in my book.


My verdict? The Babysitter: Killer Queen is as fun as it as bloody. It’s everything you could want in a horror-comedy and more. This one was easy to score, it gets a firm 5 out of 5 from me! Watch The Babysitter: Killer Queen now on Netflix!




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