A festival fave across the world, Beyond Fest is exceptionally thrilled to present Chris Peckover’s subversive, violent & hilarious Christmas-set black comedy.
Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) is ready for another night of baby-sitting twelve-year-old Luke (Levi Miller) and his geeky best friend Garrett. The night’s plans include the classic sitter scenario: Ordering pizza, playing some games & watching a film. What could go wrong in their snowy, sleepy, pre-holiday hamlet?
Well, the answer turns out to be A LOT in this brilliant inversion of the home invasion formula, where Ashley will have to face dangers unheard of in order to keep herself and those in her charge alive.
Due to its yuletide-hued setting, ‘Better Watch Out’ is blessed with eye-popping colors and gorgeous cinematography, framing a plethora of violent set-pieces, black-as-night comedic touches and some killer performances from the three leads. Merry bloody Christmas indeed!
Patrick Warburton & Virginia Madsen make small but unforgettable appearances as Luke’s idyllic parents while the film’s score madly pendulates between Christmas cheer and tense terror. You, dear viewer, will be subjected to a night of tricks that wouldn’t be out of place on Halloween.
A firm audience favorite at every festival it has conquered, ‘Better Watch Out’ is a film best experienced cold in order to make the most of its crazy revelations. You will whoop, scream, laugh and clap – and just in time for the holiday season, too! Do NOT miss the opportunity to experience this with the Beyond Fest audience. (Evrim Ersoy)
Special Thanks to Well Go USA Entertainment
West Coast Premiere
Director: Chris Peckover
Runtime: 85 minutes
Free Screening in the Shudder Theatre @Egyptian
Shudder Theatre @Egyptian