It takes courage, brains, and teamwork to face danger. Kelly Ferguson's high school peers call her "Monster Girl" because she has long held that a monster appeared out of her dreams as a child in A BABYSITTER'S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING. When is it too much, and why? I loved it! It's OK to be scared. Did the monsters in this film remind you of creatures in any other movies you've watched? At 12 years old, Cole knows he doesn't really need THE BABYSITTER anymore, but Bee is so cool and so beautiful, and possibly the only person in the world who really gets Cole. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting may be too scary for ages 8 and younger due to some tense scenes and monsters lurking in the dark. There are also other characters that are scary and rude to children. All rights reserved.

Should film adaptations always follow the book closely? Can Cole survive the night against a bunch of teens out for blood? Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker. The story's well constructed, the actors are pretty good, and the action keeps things moving at a good pace. "Ass," "p---y," "s--t," "damn," "bitch," "d--k" (body part), "perv," "hell," the "N" word, "boob," "t-tties"; "f--k" is said a couple of times and written on the screen once. A teen talks about and imitates "motorboating." What names did you recognize? How did you cope with them? Tom Felton does an excellent job pulling out some of his Slytherin and frankly, being a jerky villain. A bored suburban husband finds his affair with a high-school babysitter fast snowballing out of control in this black comedy from first-time screenwriter/director David Ross. Some pop culture TV shows, movies, and characters mentioned.

Best Olaf Quotes in Once Upon a Snowman on Disney Plus, 12 Best Quotes from The Trial of The Chicago 7 on Netflix, Is The Trial of The Chicago 7 Kid Friendly? Lots of strong language including "s--t," "f--k," "d--k," and "p---y.". © Common Sense Media. Absolutely not for kids because of the extreme violence. A teen talks about and imitates "motorboating." Is violence OK in horror movies where violence and gore are kind of the point? The kidnapped boy shows impressive courage in confronting both the Guignol and his dream creatures.

All rights reserved. Parents and caregivers: Set limits for violence and more with Plus, Parents need to know that The Babysitter is a violent, gory, and sometimes even funny movie with a lot of appeal for teen horror fans. Other teasing and insults include "twerp," "blithering idiot," "pathetic loser," and "sad, small, cruel, insignificant little heart.". If so, how did it compare?

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Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Rated TV-PG for fantasy violence, fear, and language, this Halloween movie is perfect for the tween age. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. At a Halloween party, teens drink punch out of red plastic cups. However, there is music playing loudly, so it’s very faint, if there at all. As far as violence is concerned, there is some fantasy violence involving weapons designed to hunt monsters.

Your email address will not be published. Suggest an update to this review. Mom of two yougin's, on a mission to beat the battle of the bulge.

Tweens kiss once briefly and suggest making out next time. The monstrous Grand Guignol Kicking, including hard kicks to the crotch, punching, breaking a door down.

We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Cole and his best friend, Melanie, are loyal to each other, and Melanie is a supportive friend. There's plenty in A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting for that target group. Horror masterpiece is gory but silly. Some sexual innuendo and references to getting AIDS and STDs.

Common Sense and other associated names and logos are trademarks of Common Sense Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (FEIN: 41-2024986). Melanie points out that just because the babysitter is a psychopath, it doesn't mean all women are evil. Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Wondering if A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting on Netflix is ok for kids? The Babysitter sits comfortably somewhere in between the smarter-but-less-gory Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the gorier-but-cheesier Evil Dead franchises. Likewise, the shadow monster feels reminiscent of Stranger Things' demogorgons. Other taunts include "twerp," "blithering idiot," "pathetic loser," and "sad, small, cruel, insignificant little heart.". A married couple simulates manual manipulation under covers. Adults should listen to kids when they express their fears. Dark "strange invader" drama will appeal to sci-fi fans.

Join now. ", Kelly is called "Monster Girl" at school. Cole's parents aren't very available or helpful beyond telling him that things will change when he's ready. Gory stabbings, including a victim with two knives in his skull who remains alive, a throat is slit, an accidental hanging breaks someone's neck, a corpse is used like a puppet, a fireplace poker is thrown through someone's head and slowly pulled out while the victim is still alive, gunshots and wounds with blood dripping, knives sticking out through body parts, and a head is blown off. Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. The monstrous Grand Guignol (Tom Felton) is made to look particularly creepy, with a pronged tail, elongated limbs, and scarred facial features. A tentacled "shadow monster" that turns things to ash chases Kelly around a house, prompting her to jump off a second-story balcony, landing safely on a sofa below. Halloween Movies, 5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success. There is no gore or death, but for little ones, it may get too intense. There is an exaggeration of blood though e.g. Turns out their nightmares are real, and boogeyman "The Grand Guignol" kidnaps Jacob to bring the scary creatures from his nightmares to life and "ruin the world."

So he doesn't really mind that she'll be staying over while his parents go for a weekend getaway. Teens flirt with each other. Our ratings are based on child development best practices. Alcohol isn't mentioned or suggested, although parents don't appear to be home. We won't share this comment without your permission. The mostly female members of a secret society of teenage babysitters display courage and considerable knowledge to take on the Guignol, his monsters known as "Toadies," and a witch who lives in a gothic mansion with hundreds of lethal cats.

She loves travel, entertainment, running, Marvel, laughing, & does not discriminate against dessert. Some realistic teen scenes take place in high school -- where kids tease the insecure main character, calling her "monster girl" -- and at a high school party, where teens flirt with each other and drink punch out of red plastic cups.

He comes up with some clever solutions to avoid or destroy the bad guys, and becomes brave enough to do what's necessary to put an end to the evil cult for good.

While his behavior wavers between menacing and somewhat goofy, he does threaten, hypnotize, and abduct a child with the goal of stealing the scary creatures of the boy's nightmares. '80s comedy has lots of profanity, peril, innuendos.

A teen calls a younger kid a "pap smear.". For older teens only.

Harry Potter fans are likely to be drawn by Felton (aka Draco Malfoy) and may see echoes of Potter dementors in Jacob's nightmare creatures. If you chose to provide an email address, it will only be used to contact you about your comment. Add your ratingSee all 10 parent reviews. A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting spoilers follow. The International Order of the Babysitters references a number of historical figures, like Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, and Frida Kahlo, among others. She’s a Marvel fangirl and forever #TeamCap. They mention alot of sexual stuff and demons but other than that it's a good movie. Killing the Guignol involves punching a potion into his heart. Our ratings are based on child development best practices. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. A car crash destroys the side of a house, crushing the bottom half of a victim who remains alive long enough for an extended conversation. A cult ritual requires human sacrifice and the blood of an innocent, so there's lots of blood dripping, spewing (mostly played for comedy), and spattering everywhere and on almost everyone.

He has kidnapped other kids too, with the help of monsters known as Toadies.