The Babysitter: Killer Queen has finally hit Netflix, and fans are finding the sequel flick
to be just as gory, hilarious, and flat-out bonkers as the first movie from 2017. What
does it all mean? Let's break it down. But be warned there are major spoilers ahead.
Killer Queen takes place two years following the events of The Babysitter, after the fateful
night when young Cole Johnson learned that his babysitter Bee was part of a demonic cult
lusting for his innocent blood so they could perform a satanic ritual.
Unfortunately, things haven't been too great for Cole since that night. All of his classmates
think that he's crazy, his ostensibly cool parents want to ship him off to a "psychiatric
high school," and his best friend Melanie - the only one who knows he's telling the
truth about the blood cult - is dating a complete meathead. Even Cole's guidance counselor is
quick to dismiss him and his issues.
"I get it. I get it. You're a weird little dude with a crush on a murderous fictitious
babysitter. Freshman year is hard for everybody."
To make matters worse, just as things start to look up when Melanie invites Cole out for
a day of fun on the lake, it all takes a grim turn.
Not only are Melanie and her friends in on the cult, but all of the cult members who
Cole managed to dispatch in the first movie - Max, Sonya, Allison, and John - rejoin the
party after having spent the last two years in limbo. Only the timely arrival of the cool
new girl in school, Phoebe, saves Cole's skin - and the two must team up so they can survive
The blood, guts, and laughs fly fast and furious as The Babysitter: Killer Queen barrels toward
its shocking twist ending.
At the film's climax, the cult captures Phoebe, and Melanie lures Cole to the secluded cove
where the ritual is to take place. This involves mixing the blood of "the innocent," meaning
Cole's blood, with the blood of "the sacrificed," and chugging it down. Before they do, however,
Cole's deadly babysitter Bee - who has only been seen in flashbacks - makes a surprise
reappearance to oversee the proceedings.
Cole is shocked to see her - and even more shocked to learn that Phoebe knows Bee, too.
Bee was Phoebe's childhood babysitter. While driving young Phoebe to retrieve her stuffed
bunny, Bee collided with the car Phoebe's parents were driving, resulting in a crash
that killed them.
After the cult members drink the bloody cocktail and start disintegrating into ash, it's revealed
that Bee had been manipulating events all along in order to sabotage the cult. She explains
that she was gambling on one variable: that Cole would no longer be a virgin at the time
of the ritual, which would render the blood offering impure. Fortunately, Cole and Phoebe
had earlier hooked up while hiding out at Phoebe's parents' old lake house.
The reason for Bee's reverse-heel turn are twofold: First, she reveals that her initial
deal with the devil wasn't to improve her own life, but to save Phoebe's after the car
"If she could be saved, what would you give?" "I would give anything."
The second reason for Bee's about-face is that when Cole told her he loved her a couple
years ago, it completely changed her.
Then, in order to ensure that the cult is done for good, Bee takes a swig of the blood
offering herself - evaporating into black smoke. Cole's dad arrives just in time to
get an eyeful of the freaky scene that's going down.
"What the f--- was that?"
Mr. Johnson is finally convinced that his son isn't crazy, Cole and Phoebe are free
to embark on a relationship, the cult is defeated, and everything is wrapped up with a bow on
top - right?
Well, maybe not.
In a sneaky mid-credits scene, it's revealed that the ancient spell book those crazy cult
kids used for their ritual is still laying on the beach, damaged but intact. This means
that if the wrong person were to discover the book, things could get all blood cult-y
again in a hurry.
Also, there's the matter of Max's comment early on in the film.
"We finish this by sunrise or we have to go back down to limbo for another two years before
we can try again. Let's get our Cole-cocktail on and finish this."
This could conceivably mean that he, Allison, John, and Sonya might return again in two
years. Although the first time, the ritual was screwed up by Cole killing them all, not
by a tainted blood offering, which may alter or negate the two-year limbo period. The ins
and outs of demonic blood sacrifices are a bit unclear.
That considered, the ending of The Babysitter: Killer Queen definitely leaves the door open
for The Babysitter 3, but will we get it? All signs point to - maybe?
In an interview with ScreenRant, actor Judah Lewis, who played Cole, shared that there
were only "murmurs, whispers, and ideas" floating around about a sequel while shooting the first
film. But now he feels that there are "many different paths to go" for a potential third outing.
Lewis went on to say...
Something tells us that Cole's respite from the blood-soaked carnage will be a short one
- probably around two years.
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