Better Watch Out

Synopsis: When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke (Levi Miller), she's caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Director(s): Chris Peckover
Production: Well Go USA Entertainment
  8 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

told you, call me Deandra.

"Mrs. Lerner"

makes me sound fossilized.


Oh, look who decided to

come out of his room.

Don't I remember something about

the trash getting taken out?

And don't forget the shovel.

Go on, Luke, and then

we can hang out.

Yeah, come on, you grab the garbage

and I'll get the recycling.

I don't know about you, tiger,

but I'm gonna miss that girl.

New carpets!

Damn it, rob.

Here we go.

Okay, I want to show you this.


We're going to do things

a little bit differently.

Lucas has been

sleepwalking again.


No, crap!

Oh, just a minute.

Garrett, what are

you doing in here?


Uh, do you have any itch cream?

My shoulder really... Top shelf.

Honestly, that kid

is a bad influence.

I want you to keep

an eye on him.

Once he's brushed

and he's in bed,

don't forget to give him

his sleeping pill, okay?

Then you take this pencil

and you put it

on his door handle.

See? Like that.

That way, if he stays in, great.

If he walks around, we know.

And what he doesn't know

can't hurt him.

Honey, it's time to go!

All right.

Okay, Ashley, call us if you

need anything, all right?

See ya. Good luck.

Now, don't stay up

and watch scary movies, okay?

It'll give you nightmares again.

Please don't do that. You're

embarrassing the lad.

Oh, Robert, that tie.

I know, right!

No, wrong.

Please, please, please?

Thank you.

Always be...


Please don't embarrass me like last year.

Oh, I promise.


So, what do you wanna do?

Movie? Actually, I

gotta make a call.

So how about you hang out and

play video games or something?

This is just happening

so fast, you know?

I just need some space tonight.

Like, clear my head, say goodbye to

everything, if that makes any sense.

Ricky, of course

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Zack Kahn

Zack Kahn is a Los Angeles-based comedian.Kahn has written for Nickelodeon, MTV, Spike, Cartoon Network's "MAD" & assorted advertisements. He has also appeared in "Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser," episodes of BBC AMERICA'S "The Brit List," and numerous TV commercials. He has been featured by Comedy Central Insider, L.A. Times' Metromix, Best Week Ever, and was nominated for an MTV VMA Spoof Award. Kahn is a graduate of NYU Tisch Film. His first book, "Prose and Kahns," was released in 2013. Writer, original screenplay Better Watch Out (film) (2017). more…

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