‘The Babysitter: Killer Queen’ released on Netflix this week. Like its prequel, the movie pays homage to the classic slashers of the 1970s and 1980s. Shot in aesthetics similar to that of ‘American Horror Story‘, the film takes you on an entertaining ride filled with gory horror, and its stereotypical characters manage to crack you up.
Unlike its predecessor, ‘The Babysitter: Killer Queen’ focuses a lot on the backstories of these characters. The complete 180-degree shift on ‘Killer Queen’ Bee’s part might have left you a bit confused, so here its ending explained!
The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Plot Synopsis
The movie starts where the prequel ended, with Cole (Judah Lewis), saying to his parents (Leslie Bibb and Ken Marino) that he doesn’t need a babysitter any more, indicating that he is ready all to grow up now. But, after Cole tells everybody everything that happened on that bloody night, quite literally no one believes him. His parents are convinced that he is delusional and therefore want to send him to a psychiatric academy. Even his guidance counsellor suggests him to “get laid” and be done with it.
The only person who does not question his sanity is Melanie (Emily Alyn Lind) who was there with him on that night. Cole is smitten by her kindness, so when Melanie asks him to come along for a lakeside holiday this weekend, he says yes. They take her father’s fancy car and arrive at the spot with her three friends, Diego, Jimmy, and Boom Boom. In the night, on a boat, the five of them start playing 2 (not 7) minutes in heaven game with cards, and the much-awaited plot twist arrives.
Melanie kills Boom Boom by slicing his throat with a gigantic fish hook and reveals that she and her friends are also members of the same Satanic blood cult and have signed the ‘deal’. Just then the four dead members of that cult, Max (Robbie Amell), Allison (Bella Thorne), Sonya (Hana Mae Lee), and John (Andrew Bachelor), return. They still need Cole’s blood to finish the ritual and fulfill all their dreams and fantasies, but this time, Cole is not alone and has Phoebe (Jenna Ortega), a new addition to fight these over-enthusiastic zombies from his past.
The Ending: Caught Up in an Adulting Limbo
Not much has changed for Cole even two years after the incident. His childhood bully is now replaced by Jimmy, who Melanie’s boyfriend, a jock who will sympathize with you while also beating you up. There is a lot of romantic tension between Cole and Melanie, but he is afraid to act on it because he still lacks confidence and feels his peers should ignore him.
When he realizes that his parents are trying to enrol him at a psychiatric academy, he is upset, but up until Melanie aggressively prompts him to take action, he inactively resigns to his fate.
The new members of the cult planned to use him as a “faucet” of innocence for their ritual as well, but in a moment of accidental hindsight, Cole throws away his chlorpromazine pills. After the four original members arrive, Phoebe walks into the room, looking for some gas for her jet ski.
Phoebe is introduced as an enigma to Cole. With her rebellious personality, she instantly earns his distrust. But as they hide together from the cult, her true nature is unveiled. Both Cole and Phoebe have common interests, and both love science fiction.
She initially rejects Cole’s idea of staying together until up until Cole rescues her from a pervert. Both of them open up, and her tragic past is revealed. She tells him about how her parents died in an accident, and how she feels responsible for it. Then, Cole realizes how similar the two are in so many ways. Together the duo defeats the members of the cult for once, killing all of them in gory yet iconic ways.
That is until Melanie revives all of them in the finale after luring Cole back in by using Phoebe as a bait. Bee re-emerges from the waters, and the new and the old members of the cult drink Cole’s blood out of a faucet to complete the ritual. A few moments later, all of them die one by one as Cole’s blood unsuitable for their ceremony as he has now ‘Adulted’ (in a sense). In the last act, we get the second biggest twist in the film.
Bee’s Redemption As A Killer Queen
Bee returns to help Cole and Phoebe by poisoning the remaining cult members with Cole’s impure blood as he is not a virgin anymore (similar concept as Megan Fox’s Jennifer’s Body). We learn that she is connected to their pasts and was orchestrating the entire plan from behind the scenes. Instead, Bee ends up being their savior, their ‘Terminator‘ who saves them by swooping in and killing all the evil people.
Although Cole gives up on the girl who physically resembles Bee, his current girlfriend seems like a spiritual sister of his former babysitter. Bee turns out to be a sweetheart after all. Phoe’Bee’ finally figures out that Bee, her babysitter and ‘guardian angel’ has sacrificed so much just to ensure her safety.
Bee vanishes into thin air after drinking the ‘impure’ blood. Finally, Cole succeeds in convincing his father he was telling him the truth all this time. We get a post-credit scene where the Devil’s book lies undisturbed and probably ready to attract more selfish ‘Millenials’ to sign in for a deal, but that’s for yet another sequel to cover. Stream ‘The Babysitter: Killer Queen’ on Netflix now!