Better Watch Out
Better Watch Out (2017)

This holiday season, you may be home, but you're not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 6, 2017
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2017
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Dennis Harvey

Seems destined to become one of those Yuletide perennials for people who like their holiday-themed entertainment as perversely un-wholesome as possible.

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Charlie Oughton

Better Watch Out plays the audience at their own game. It pleasures and punishes them for trying to pre-guess its gifts. It is deeply unnerving and adorably sinister.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

The overall structure and final surprise may be commendable on an intellectual level, but not an emotional one.

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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter

Best described as Home Alone meets Michael Haneke's Funny Games, the sadistic horror comedy Safe Neighborhood is the kind of film that's tough to categorize but easy to enjoy.

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

Basically, if you're looking for Home Alone with a bit of a darkened edge to it, Better Watch Out will have you decking all your horror-fied halls later this year.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Avoid spoilers, avoid trailers, and go in to "Better Watch Out" completely blind. You'll thank me later.

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Katie Rife
AV Club

You might think you're in for an icky, misogynist torture porn, and momentarily wish to leave the theater. (I did.) But stick it out, because the film will continue to defy your expectations.

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Anton Bitel

a tensely un-merry Christmas, painted in yellow and red, that impishly plays upon the audience's most naturally ingrained sympathies. It is also darkly funny from the get-go.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

The innocence of Home Alone meets jingle bell schlock, and while Zack Kahn's story isn't wholly unpredictable, what plays out still subverts typical babysitter-in-peril tropes (enough).

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