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‘Better Watch Out’ Teaser Trailer Makes a Failed Run For It

Here’s a fun little teaser for Chris Peckover’s holiday horror Better Watch Out, which is going to be one of your favorite films of the year when Well Go USA releases it on October 6, 2017.

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.”

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 thriller is a Storm Vision Entertainment and Best Medicine production, directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented) and written by Zack Kahn and Peckover. The film is being produced by Storm Vision’s Brett Thornquest and Sidonie Abbene (Infini, Terminus, SFv1) and Best Medicine Productions’ Brion Hambel and Paul Jensen (Scenic Route, Natural Selection), and executive produced by Steven Matusko, Shane Abbess and Lorenzo De Maio.

It stars Olivia DeJonge (M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit), Levi Miller (Pan, Jasper Jones, Terra Nova, Red Dog: True Blue) and Ed Oxenbould (The Visit, Paper Planes, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), with Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Joy, Sideways) and Patrick Warburton (Crowded, Ted, Family Guy, Seinfeld).



  • Jeff

    Looks interesting/cute/funny but I just hate when teasers and trailers are clips from the film. Just a personal preference.

    • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

      wasnt’ really much of a clip either

    • J Jett

      Jeff i agree w/ you. i’m not even watching this teaser video since these days most teasers/trailers/clips spoil everything. i’m excited for this movie though.

  • Kyle Cole

    This one may turn out to be pretty good.

    • It is! I promise. =)

      • Kyle Cole

        Thanks! Im definitely checking it out, Virginia Madsen is a top fave actress of mine and i watch anything she is in. So i cant wait to see this one! Plus i love home invasion movies.

  • Mike Gionfriddo

    Looks like a slapstick comedy

  • scream4ever

    I’ve been sold on this since I heard it described as “Home Alone meets Scream” as they’re two of my favorite movies!

    • Mr. Screamer


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