Not for kids...
Kinky, gory, stressful and at times touching, The Babysitter will connect with most horror film buffs and the mainstream audience for a couple of reasons that will remain unspoiled. This movie is a feel-good comedy in its first half hour, and something completely different thereafter. The two main characters are played by the delightful Samara Weaving and promising actor Judah Lewis.
The film is full of foreshadowing; of things filmed in close-ups that will become useful or turn into a nuisance at some point in the plot. Those are the signs of a polished script and of skilled writing. The Babysitter is directed by McG who creates ambiance and emotions out of thin air. His camera is highly dynamic and his visuals are augmented by integrated graphic design.
Judah Lewis plays a resourceful kid who overcomes various obstacles in creative ways. He’s the geeky teenager who may or may not get the chick. He looks old enough to babysit himself but, hey, if he was, we wouldn’t instantly fall in love with his babysitter, who’s hot in every imaginable way. Expect a lot of the red stuff, cool deaths, sexiness and many surprises along the way.