The Fantasy Review‘s Spoiler-Free Review of The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020).
I’m always nervous when a sequel to a horror comedy comes out because it’s surely just going to be a rehash of what happened in the first movie, or it’s going to be a generic cash grab. To some extent The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) is all of those things, but it’s still a decent sequel.
Bringing back Judah Lewis as Cole, along with loads of characters from the first movie was a good way to go. I could have seen them trying to do a similar premise with the book and stuff, just with a new, innocent kid. Cole is a wonderful character and it would have been very sad not to have seen Judah Lewis bringing that character to life again.
When you do a sequel, it needs to be bigger: bigger location, bigger story, and more epic kills/gore. This movie has all of those things in abundance, and it’s done over the top and stupidly and I love it. If you’re looking for a crazy movie with a dumb plot, gory but funny kills, and awesome characters, Killer Queen is perfect for you.
It feels odd even talking about the negatives of this movie as it doesn’t take itself seriously and it isn’t trying to be “good”, just fun, which it is. If I was going to point one thing out it’s that we don’t get enough of the actual babysitter… It’s the titular character and there is no babysitter for most of this movie.
If you enjoyed The Babysitter (2017) then you’re going to have a good time with its sequel. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the carnage.