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‘Better Watch Out’ Clip Investigates Upstairs

After sprinkling premature festive cheer over genre film festivals across the UK earlier this year, Christopher Peckover‘s Better Watch Out is finally hitting cinemas from today!

Watch this teaser clip to get a taste of the atmosphere then seek it out to support seasonal horror, and catch the movie at the following cinemas: OdeonVueCineworldShowcase or check your local listings.

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.



  • Kyle Cole

    It was okay. It’s on shudder now if you have an account with them.

  • Will Coors

    i really enjoyed this film, i thought it was fun

  • Seed

    Good movie. I think it could’ve made a lot of money if it had a wide release.

  • Kyle Ord

    In my opinion, This is just as much of a holiday movie as Die hard, Jurassic World or Prometheus are holidays movies

    The Christmas theme felt shoehorned in and a total after thought especially considering it was originally called safe neighborhood.

    And the twist actually pissed me off, can’t really explain why. Just hated it

    But to each their own

    • J Jett

      same here. i was enjoying the film enough until the twist. then i literally wanted every character to die painfully and ASAP. lol.

    • david

      The twist and the movie itself were just horrible. I think this is the kind of movie that some people enjoy, and some other people (such as myself) truly despised. There’s no middle ground with Better Watch Out.

  • Boypopproject

    Terrible movie. Characters were all horrible people.

    • david

      The script was also dog shit. The movie wasn’t funny enough to be considered a dark comedy. And it also wasn’t scary so it can’t be considered a horror film. It was just a bad movie all around.

    • The babysitter was not horrible though, and the first boyfriend was actually kind of sweet.

  • Simon Allen

    Don’t pay to see this at the movies ……it just ain’t worth it and you’ll go home angry and disappointed.
    Worst Christmas present ever for the UK .

    • david

      Exactly. Don’t waste your hard earned money to watch this movie. Watch it for free on-line.

  • Reason

    This movie is BONKERS, man! Whether it is “good” or not, well, that’s up to the viewer, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

  • Evi

    Freaking FANTASTIC movie. And as pointed out to me earlier, will probably go down as one of the first great Trump-era horrors.

    • JackLantern13

      Oh god…

  • Mayday

    This one definitely caught me off guard. It had some genuinely surprising twists and was pretty fun.

  • JackLantern13

    Was looking forward to it. Thought it was mediocre. You could hear the Australian accent from the lead at times.

    • david

      Mediocre is being polite. I would describe the movie as a flaming bag of dog shit.

  • Brad Tyler

    I actually enjoyed this film. It was a fun take on the home invasion genre and didn’t take itself too seriously.

  • FortesqueX

    Lousy movie. I’m sick of these movies featuring 13-year-olds who are capable of devising these grandiose, Machiavellian-style plans when most 13-year-olds can barely find their own assholes.

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