This year, high schoolers are taking on nightmares come to life in Netflix’s latest family Halloween movie.
When actual Boogeymen come out to scare children and wreak havoc on Halloween, who will save the day? In Rachel Talalay’s (Tank Girl, Doctor Who) A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (based on Joe Ballarini’s book of the same name), a secret organization of monster-hunting babysitters is Kelly’s (Tamara Smart) only hope when her simple babysitting job gets turned upside down and the Boogeyman (Tom Felton) kidnaps the boy she is watching. These fierce babysitters are led by Liz Lerue (Oona Laurence) to track and fight the monsters that the Boogeyman lets loose.
Supernatural foes aren’t the only thing Kelly is facing. The clock is ticking and she’ll have to deal with parents, other babysitters, and her crush Victor, played by Alessio Scalzotto. “Victor is a cool high school kid,” Alessio told us. “He seems like he would be a tough kid, but he is actually a guy with a good heart who would do the right thing.” We’ll have to wait for the film’s release to find out exactly what role Victor will play in rescuing the children that have been kidnapped and taken to the Boogeyman’s “Nightmare Nursery,” but we’re guessing there will be at least one awkward encounter between Victor and Kelly.
Alessio shared that he thinks people should be excited about all of the magic and mayhem that takes place in the film. “The special effects are really good. The storyline overall is interesting because it talks about one thing we all hated when we were kids, nightmares.” We’ll get to see how those nightmares get taken down by a group of smart and resourceful teenagers! “I think this movie is a perfect Halloween movie for kids and families,” Alessio said.
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting comes to Netflix October 15. Check out the trailer below!