I’m a sucker for promotional movie items.
With Better Watch Out getting the perfect theatrical release in the UK this Friday, an advent calendar counting down to the release has been sent out. Along with the chocolate dispensing window, flaps comes a sinisterly stained sweater card complete with a candy cane to suck down to a sharp point for stabbing in an eye socket.
“Set in a quiet American suburb on a snowy evening on the lead up to Christmas, Ashley (Olivia DeJonge), the regular babysitter for Deandra (Virginia Madsen) and Robert Lerner (Patrick Warburton), has to defend their twelve-year-old son (Levi Miller) from strangers breaking into the house – only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.”
Described as Home Alone meets Scream, Trace reviewed the film out of the Fantastic Fest premiere, calling it “a hilariously bonkers home invasion tale.”
“Better Watch Out provides a bonkers twist on the home invasion sub-genre that had me squealing with glee from start to finish.”
The thriller is a Storm Vision Entertainment and Best Medicine production, directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented) and written by Zack Kahn and Peckover.