Netflix continues to drop television shows and movies onto their station without much notice. The new film, The Babysitter, is another one that happened to appear out of the blue. The movie was directed by McG, known mostly for his Charlie Angels films, and written by little known Brian Duffield.
Twelve year old Cole Johnson is a bit awkward with not many friends. He does have one thing most don’t, however, and that’s the hot babysitter. Bee is every young boy’s dream. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and as hip as you can imagine. She knows as much about the geek world as she knows about the cool world. When Cole’s parents head out for an overnight getaway, Bee and Cole play eclectic games and discuss pop culture. When night comes, and he goes to bed, Bee’s lazy night of television actually turns out to be something much more peculiar.
This new horror comedy stars Australian Samara Weaving, the niece of actor Hugo Weaving, in a breakout role as Bee. With its coming of age subplot and its wacky but shocking imagery, the movie has immediately become a cult classic and continues to bring back the midnight movies that were so prominent in the 1970’s. Dark Discussions takes a look at this hidden gem and gives their thoughts on the movie.