I am not the biggest McG fan, a lot of his stuff just seems like (for me at least) to be bubblegum garbage that is loud and ridiculous. But his Netflix horror film, “The Babysitter” was actually really fun and introduced us to Samara Weaving, who is absolutely amazing! If her last name sounds familiar its probably because of her famous father, Hugo Weaving from The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, and Transformers films.
The Babysitter put a fun spin on the babysitter/slasher genre where this time, it was the babysitter who was the murderer (spoiler alert). Now, a sequel is being fast-tracked with original director McG set to return, according to Bloody Disgusting.
The Babysitter follows Cole, who is madly in love with his babysitter Bee. She’s cool and awesome in all the ways Cole is not. One evening while Bee is babysitting, Cole witnesses the unthinkable. Now he must survive a night full of first kisses, first broken hearts, and first encounters with homicidal maniacs.
Judah Lewis (Demolition) stars as the love-stricken Cole with Samara Weaving (Ash vs Evil Dead, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) appearing as Bee. Her murderous band of homicidal maniacs is played by Bella Thorne (Scream: The TV Series, Amityville: The Awakening), Andrew Bachelor (Meet the Blacks), Robbie Amell (The Flash, The X-Files), and Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect series).
Written by Brian Duffield (Jane Got a Gun), The Babysitter was directed by McG (We Are Marshall, Terminator Salvation). Originally set to arrive from New Line Cinema, The Babysitter debuted on Netflix in October 2017 to mixed-to-positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Shooting and casting for the sequel are currently underway.