Horror Blog

Better Watch Out (2016)

We begin with a classic "kid in love with his babysitter" story. Luke (Levi Miller) is chugging bottles of wine at 12 years old to impress his babysitter, Ashley (Olive DeJonge). He lives in a quiet and safe neighborhood in the suburbs. 
The situation turns sour with ominous phone calls, mysterious pizza deliveries, and the threat of intruders in the house. The story revolves around Luke, his best friend Garrett (Ed Oxenbould), and his badass babysitter in this original and disturbing take on a home intruder plot.
The performances from young Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, and Ed Oxenbould in this are top notch, and the sound composition is brilliantly done to add to tension and tone. This is a twisted and wild ride that you want to go into totally blind.
Avoid spoilers and reading anything about this movie, because you'll enjoy it SO MUCH MORE. This will be my shortest review, for good reason. Go be as shocked as I was.
Paint can: 8/10
Hamster: yikes/10
Carolers: 7/10
Acting: 9/10
Plot: 9/10
Overall rating: 7/10

Where can you watch?
Peacock, Freevee, Tubi TV

As of this post:
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%