Yes, Samara Weaving Is in ‘The Babysitter: Killer Queen’

by 24USATVSept. 10, 2020, 11 p.m. 47

Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Babysitter: Killer Queen on Netflix.

The best part of Netflix’s 2017 horror-comedy The Babysitter wasn’t the fake blood, or the stylized captions, or the underage boys lusting after adult women—it was, of course, star Samara Weaving. Weaving—who you may know from her recent starring roles in films like Ready or Not or Bill & Ted Face the Music—starred in the first film as Bee, the hot older babysitter of 12-year-old Cole (Judah Lewis). Bee also happened to be the leader of a murder cult that involved sacrificing innocents and spill their blood on her ancient spellbook. Hey, pobody’s nerfect!

While Cole eventually bests his evil babysitter, a mid-credits scene at the end of The Babysitter revealed that Bee was still alive. So when Netflix announced a Babysitter sequel, aka The Babysitter: Killer Queen, but didn’t list Weaving as a cast member or feature her in the trailer, people were confused. What’s the point of making The Babysitter 2 without the best part of The Babysitter?

Folks, I’m here to tell you that Samara Weaving is in The Babysitter: Killer Queen… but not until the very end of the film. Well, technically she also shows up in a few split-second flashbacks featuring other members of her murder cult, played by Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Hana Mae Lee, and Andrew Bachelor. But her only real scene comes at the film’s climax. Basically, Cole’s old crush Melanie (Emily Alyn Lind) is secretly evil too and brings back Bee to perform yet another evil ritual involving the blood of the innocent.

Weaving rises out of the sea in all of her cut-off jean shorts glory, destroys her fellow demons to the tune of Queen’s “Killer Queen,” explains that she’s actually good now, and then nobly sacrifices herself so that Cole and his new love interest, Phoebe (Jenna Ortega), can live.

As it turns out, Bee was not only Cole’s babysitter—she was Phoebe’s, too. And when Phoebe was on death’s door after a car crash that killed her parents, she made a deal with a demon to save the young girl’s life.

The ending doesn’t make that much sense, honestly, but it’s nice to see Weaving again. Presumably, now that she’s a bigger star, director McG could only get Weaving for a day or two of filming. Personally, I couldn’t be more thrilled that Weaving is onto bigger and better things than The Babysitter. Go ahead and skip to the end of The Babysitter: Killer Queen to catch her scene, and then go watch a better horror comedy with her in it, Ready Or Not. (It’s on HBO Max!)


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