We’ve been teased for well over a year now with various stills and snippets of news concerning Chris Peckover’s yuletide home invasioner Better Watch Out, which was originally called Safe Neighborhood and billed as “Home Alone meets Scream.” Today brings us more images from the film, which was picked up earlier this month by Well Go USA, who will handle all North American rights.
Better Watch Out stars Olivia DeJonge (The Visit, Scare Campaign) as the babysitter of 12-year-old Luke, played by Levi Miller (Pan). Luke’s parents are played by the ever-awesome Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways) and Patrick Warburton (Bad Milo, Seinfeld).
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.
Peckover directs from a script by himself and Zack Kahn, based on Kahn’s story.
Better Watch Out is due to hit the big screen on October 6th, alongside a Digital HD release.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)