• Josh Aboody

Nutshell Review: The Babysitter: Killer Queen

PG Score: 7.25/10

The Babysitter: Killer Queen on Netflix is a fun follow-up to the 2017 original. It picks up two years after the events of the first movie and once again finds Cole (Judah Lewis) forced to fend off a satanic blood cult. It’s been almost three years since the first installment was released so a quick refresher is helpful. I’m pleased to report that this is one of those rare occasions when the sequel trumps its predecessor. It’s funny, clever, and engaging throughout the majority of its well-paced 101 minute runtime. The laughs begin right from the opening scene and they continue pretty consistently until the curtains close. I was pleasantly surprised by just how funny this flick is. The original had me chuckling a bit but the writing is far better this time around.

The cast of Killer Queen is full of familiar faces as many of the actors reprise their roles from The Babysitter. There are also a few new characters who mix nicely with those returning. Everyone delivers their lines beautifully which is a big part of why the comedic aspect is the highlight of the movie. The horror elements blend well with the humor. There are no gimmicky jump scares and it never takes itself too seriously. Sure, there are buckets of blood, but every single drop is played for comedic effect. This is a horror comedy with the emphasis on comedy and this decision pays off. The Babysitter: Killer Queen is the ideal treat for when you want to turn your brain off and simply enjoy. It doesn’t excel in any particular area but it really doesn’t need to. So sit back, relax, and have a laugh. You earned it.

PG Score: 7.25/10

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