It’s Halloween, and a babysitter realises the boogeyman is real! It’s a familiar plot for horror fans, but a new Netflix movie takes that same premise and puts a far more family-friendly spin on the whole thing. However, as the trailer makes clear, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is definitely stuffed with monsters.
Fortunately for the kiddos, the movie also features a posse of babysitters (who are kinda more like teenage secret agents) who know exactly what kind of action to take once those monsters start popping up.
Directed by Rachel Talalay (whose credits include Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Tank Girl, and a ton of TV including Doctor Who, Riverdale, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Babysitter’s Guide was adapted by Joe Ballarini from his book series of the same name. And yes, that is Tom “Draco Malfoy” Felton positively hamming it up as the main nightmare-obsessed monster dude; the cast also includes Indya Moore (Pose), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl), and Oona Laurence (Pete’s Dragon).
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting hits Netflix on October 15.
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