The Babysitter is a really entertaining horror comedy, with a bunch of hot individuals getting killed in humorous ways. One dies from a firework. Another dies from hanging. The third dies from getting shot in the head after losing a boob. All in all, it’s a splatter fest, with some pretty good kills. So how about we take a few minutes to count every head, boob and body that was butchered? Without further ado, I give you the 5 best kills from The Babysitter!
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This wasn’t what I was expecting when I watched The Babysitter. So, you’re telling me that I’m going to see a person die in a crawlspace from a big firework? Before she gets blown to pieces, she’s gonna hurl out insults referring to The Human Centipede, and get sprayed by bug spray? I didn’t see it coming. But that’s the main reason I somewhat enjoyed it. While it’s poorly set up, it serves its purpose and shows us the first time Cole intentionally kills someone. But it’s sadly not that well put together creatively, with many dumb moments that take away from the kill.
My biggest gripe with this scene is when Sonya is literally inches away from Cole and doesn’t notice him underneath a blanket in the crawlspace. It’s not like Cole was completely still. We see that he’s pretty much hyperventilating. Like, are we actually supposed to believe that a spider distracted Sonya THAT much? She only had eyes for the spider, huh? Didn’t see the guy underneath the blue cover? Well, I personally felt like it was a bad creative decision.
This scene would’ve be a lot better without the ridiculous human centipede stuff that Sonya was saying to Cole. It didn’t fit the scene. While I’ve seen all of the Centipede movies, I didn’t understand why Sonya was referring to it. When you consider that she barely spoke to begin with, the dialogue with Cole just felt weird. She should’ve remained cool, calm and collected.
It all starts with a game of Spin the bottle, and it lands on Bee. She picks “dare” and Max says that she must kiss everybody in the circle. She does. One by one, she kisses them in one way or another, putting on a jaw-droppingly exciting show with Allison. Once she gets to Samuel, Bee kisses him and sticks two Rambo knives into his skull, resembling two horns. I guess you could say that Samuel was horny, eh? Honestly, it’s a stupid joke, but I really appreciate their effort – and my own. While Samuel’s death was spoiled in the trailer, it’s a good kill that doesn’t lose its sizzle. It’s because it’s really funny.
Why does this death feel so awkward and clumsy, while also being so satisfying? Maybe it’s a direct result of the ridiculous nature of the kill? After all, the hunky quarterback dies after he slips off a branch because he had egg on his hands, and then accidentally hangs himself. It’s an odd way for the movie’s douchebag to go out, but the stupidity of the kill works with Max. Why? Because Max has a brain the size of a peanut and acts like an arrogant moron. So, what better way to kill him off than have him slip to his death and hang himself? It’s an awkwardly fitting death; I like it.
There’s a sense of satisfaction when we see Max get killed off, as he’s the most annoying one of the bunch. But it’s not just about that. His relentless pursuit of Cole is among the best parts of The Babysitter, and when he dies, it feels like a big deal. While I’m still not a happy about the egg situation, I can live with some stupidity, as long as the overall kill works.
While I can appreciate the unexpected and clumsy nature of the kill, I can’t like the stupidity leading up to it. Like, Max could’ve killed Cole on at least a dozen occasions, but doesn’t. In turn, I never felt like he was a genuine threat to Cole. He was a douchebag who enjoyed the chase more than the kill. Fair enough, I suppose. But with that said, I’ll give Max the second spot on my list of the best kills in The Babysitter.
The Babysitter is filled with accidental kills, with King Bach‘s death being one of the best ones! What makes it so effective is the length of the scene. It’s very short, and thus, we don’t have the time to think before we see John fall to his death. We see him fall down, hitting his head against the railing. Then, we’re hit with a very graphic scene as a glass trophy pierces John’s neck; his body mangled. It’s honestly a jaw-dropping moment, and it feels like it comes out of nowhere. When a comedic character is the one to die, it’s often met with laughter. In this case, my jaw dropped. I was shocked. In turn, I say good job on this effective kill.
Allison’s death isn’t just the best death in The Babysitter; it’s one of the very best in the 2010s. Here we have a kill that’s set up perfectly, with Allison being shot in her left breast by a cop. It leads to many funny lines like “No dude’s gonna motorboat these” and “who’s gonna want to suck on my nipples? No one!” I’m not going to lie, these lines had me bursting out in laughter! Dear lord, it was just so damn fitting and so well performed, that I just have to applaud Bella Thorne‘s performance. She sold every moment leading up to the kill, even throwing out crazy one liners when Cole was punching her boobs. It all rounds out well [see what I did there] with the dialogue between her and Cole, which is one of the best moments in The Babysitter.
Let’s talk about the plot twist of this kill, shall we? When Allison is charging at Cole with a knife, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before Cole finds a creative Home Alone way to kill Allison. Suddenly, we hear a very loud BANG! Allison loses her head! And who’s the one holding the gun? It’s BEE!? Of all people to kill Allison, it’s Bee? While it took me a few moments to register, it was a twist that sold the kill for me. It’s a twist that well serves the plot, as Bee has never shown any signs of wanting to kill Cole. Plus, we don’t see Bee and Allison getting along, so it makes logical sense for Bee to kill Allison in order to protect Cole.
Allison’s death takes the 1st place on my list of the best kills in The Babysitter (2017).
Make Sure to Watch The Babysitter (2017)
Whether you’re into slasher flicks or not, I suggest giving this movie a watch. If for no other reason, to get a few laughs and giggles. It’s definitely worth the 90-minute runtime. So make sure you watch The Babysitter and rank the kills yourself. I’m sure that your list will look very different from mine!