Riding a wave of glowing reviews after Fantastic Fest, festive slayride Better Watch Out will be heading to screens in just a couple of weeks. As an early present, you can now unwrap this tense new clip from the film, in which Olivia DeJonge’s Ashley, together with Levi Miller’s Luke and his friend Garrett (Ed Oxenbould) find their lines of communication cut by some intruders intent on ruining their festivities.
Originally billed as ‘Home Alone meets Scream’, the home invasion twist also stars Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways) and Patrick Warburton (Bad Milo, Seinfeld), as Luke’s parents. Chris Peckover directed the film from a script by himself and Zack Kahn, based on Kahn’s story.
Set in a quiet American suburb on a snowy evening on the lead up to Christmas, Ashley, the regular babysitter for Deandra and Robert Lerner, has to defend their twelve-year-old son from strangers breaking into the house – only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.
Better Watch Out hits US cinemas on October 6th, alongside an On Demand release.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)