BABYSITTER MUST DIE is a horror thriller with a straightforward plot and a cast of interesting characters. In fact, I was nearly ecstatic while watching this film because it astonished me in so many ways. It also has some wonderful comedic moments to keep the tale going forward, and I enjoy my horror with a little humour. Despite the fact that this isn’t billed as a horror comedy, it reminded me a lot of films like Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Both of these films are favorites of mine, so this is a tremendous praise.
Riley Scott plays Josie Jane, the babysitter, and she does an excellent job. She’s far too old to be dressed like a tiny girl. However, before you pass judgment on her (which I did and regret for a variety of reasons), keep in mind that it is all part of the story. And hey, even if it wasn’t, she’s free to wear anything she wants. I did go a little political there, I’ll admit. Everything is political in the end, and if you don’t believe that, you’re simply part of a majority who hasn’t experienced it. That’s right, I said it! Riley Scott, in any case, gives a fantastic performance as the slightly eccentric (to put it bluntly) Josie Jane. Josie Jane is, of course, everyone’s favorite babysitter. IMDB