Home Alone collides with Michael Haneke's Funny Games in this wickedly clever and twisted Christmas-themed horror-comedy starring Aussie scream queen Olivia DeJonge (The Visit).
When high school beauty Ashley (DeJonge) arrives to babysit precocious 12-year-old Luke (Levi Miller, Jasper Jones) it's the usual routine of ordering pizza and watching a scary movie, but that is where any semblance of normality ends. It would be a sin to even hint at what happens next to Ashley and Luke in their supposedly safe suburban neighbourhood. What we can say is that Better Watch Out generates white-knuckle suspense and pitch black humour while dishing out plot shocks galore that even hardened horror hounds won't see coming. Directed with a winning combination of guile and brute force by Chris Peckover (Undocumented), this twisted Christmas cracker is packed with gory delights.
[Better Watch Out] provides a hilariously bonkers home invasion tale that had me squealing with glee from start to finish. – Trace Thurman, Bloody Disgusting
[Better Watch Out] is a rarity that pairs immense entertainment with dark, vicious thrills. – Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects
Chris Peckover, Zack Kahn
Sidonie Abbene, Brion Hambel, Paul Jensen, Brett Thornquest
Julie-Anne De Ruvo
Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton, Dacre Montgomery, Aleks Miki
Horror, Freak Me Out, Comedy
Distributor: Universal Pictures International Australasia