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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

’Tis the season for chills and thrills, and with it, you can expect a heaping dose of Halloween-themed films and TV episodes. Netflix is already joining the festivities with the premiere of Stranger Things 2 later this month, but that won’t be the only scare-themed production to hit the streaming service.

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Also coming is a Netflix original film called The Babysitter. Taking place over the course of a night, things take a turn for the worst when a young boy spies on his babysitter after he’s supposed to be in bed. The night starts off with a seemingly harmless game of spin the bottle, but quickly devolves into a bloody mess that includes gunfire and dismemberment.

The Babysitter is directed by TV and film director McG (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Terminator Salvation), is shot form a script by Jane Got a Gun screenwriter Brian Duffield, and stars Bella Thorne, Hana Mae Lee, and Robbie Amell.

Based on the trailer, this film seems to very much be in the vein of the self-aware nature of shows like Scream Queens, and horror fans may get a kick out of the dark comedy present in this flick. The presence of McG at the helm does give us a bit of pause, but it can’t be forgotten that he does a lot of pretty good TV, with shows like Supernatural making up his filmography.

The Babysitter slashes its way onto Netflix on October 13.

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SOURCE: Netflix

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I don’t think McG has anything to do with Supernatural other than having his name stapled to it and collecting a check each month.
    And what the hell is Scream Queens? Let me google that.
    Nope, sounds dumb. So does this.

    • Lenin1959

      Scream Queens (season 1) started strong but went downhill all the way over the season with one exception: Jamie Lee Curtis was AMAZING! I have not watched season 2 yet.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.