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Christmas Horror Film ‘Safe Neighborhood’ Gets Dated and Renamed ‘Better Watch Out’

2017 indie horror

The world could always use more Christmas horror.

Deadline reports that director Chris Peckover’s Safe Neighborhood has not only been acquired by Well Go USA, but it’s also been rechristened Better Watch Out. Well Go nabbed all North American rights to the film, and they’re planning a theatrical and digital release for October 6.

Trace reviewed the film, calling it “a hilariously bonkers home invasion tale.”

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.

The cast also includes Ed Oxenbould (The Visit), Aleks Mikic and Dacre Montgomery.

Peckover wrote the script with Zack Kahn.




  • Woow, I can’t wait to watch this movie! One more for my IMDb’s watchlist.

  • Modok

    Better Watch Out is a much better title. No idea why it’s being released in early October, though. Krampus was released in early December as it should’ve been.

    • Ryan

      Yup, the title change is fantastic but that release date makes no sense—wouldn’t be surprised if they change it.

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Then the DVD will come out around Christmas!

      • Modok

        That could be right, but they’d be cutting it extremely close. As an example, Ouija 2 was released in theaters on October 21 and then DVD on January 21. So if you move those dates back a couple weeks to match this movie’s October 6 release, the DVD would still miss Christmas. Plus, I think it’s a theater and digital release, so it’s not like people would have to wait for the DVD to watch it at home.

        I’m putting entirely too much thought into this movie.

  • J Jett

    i’m definitely looking forward to seeing this movie!

  • How imaginative…

  • Spookei

    Can’t wait!

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