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The teen cult rises from the grave in first trailer for Netflix's The Babysitter: Killer Queen
The Babysitter was a fun horror-comedy that took a lot of horror ideas we know and love and remixed them into a gory, fun ride as a vulnerable tween tried to survive a night with his babysitter's demonic cult. Now the first trailer for the sequel is here, and the cult is out for revenge ... from beyond the grave.
The Babysitter: Killer Queen reunites original director McG with much of the original cast for another Netflix original horror-comedy that takes some recognizable horror tropes and looks to do something new with them. Much like the first film, the trailer for the sequel sets things up for more bloody mayhem as a group of kids try to survive the night, but this time the action leans heavily on the supernatural, because how else are you gonna get those original teen cult members back?
It's been a couple of years since Cole (Judah Lewis) was nearly killed by his beloved babysitter (Samara Weaving) and her cult of high school friends who were harvesting the blood of the innocent as part of a deal with the Devil to get everything they ever wanted, and he's still paying the price for that strange night. Though his neighbor and best friend Melanie (Emily Alyn Lind) believes what happened that night because she was there for part of it, no one else does, and Cole is seen as a crazy outcast who can't even count on his therapist to listen to the truth.
To help ease her friend's mind, Melanie proposes they head off for a weekend of partying at a secluded house, and that's when things start to get weird. The cult from the original film — made up of cast members Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee, and Andrew Bachelor — didn't survive their first encounter with Cole, but now they're back from the dead, and they've got one night to complete yet another bloody ritual.
As you can see from the trailer, the film seeks to retain much of the fun tone of the original, though The Babysitter writer Brian Duffield has been replaced on scripting duties this time around by Dan Lagana (American Vandal). There's also the added sense of supernatural terror in this film, which makes for more fun with the cultists as they try not to let history repeat itself. And then, of course, there's that final teaser shot. Is Weaving back in action as Bee — who, if you'll remember, apparently survived the first film even after Cole hit her with a car — or is it an elaborate illusion?
We'll find out when The Babysitter: Killer Queen hits Netflix on September 10.