A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting.jpg
Film poster
Directed byRachel Talalay
Screenplay byJoe Ballarini
Based onA Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting
by Joe Ballarini
Produced by
CinematographyGregory Middleton
Edited byStein Myhrstad
Music byMatthew Margeson
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • October 15, 2020 (2020-10-15)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting is a 2020 American family horror film directed by Rachel Talalay and distributed by Netflix. The film was written by Joe Ballarini and is based on his three-part book trilogy of the same name.[1] It stars Tom Felton, Indya Moore, Tamara Smart and Oona Laurence.[2][3]


Kelly Ferguson is a babysitter on a mission to find the child in her care who has been kidnapped by the Boogeyman on Halloween night. She discovers a secret society of children-protecting babysitters exists, as does an entire world of monsters, which she must fight.[4]


  • Tamara Smart as Kelly Ferguson
    • Isabel Birch as Young Kelly
  • Oona Laurence as Liz LeRue
  • Alessio Scalzotto as Victor Colletti
  • Indya Moore as Peggy Drood
  • Tom Felton as Grand Guignol
  • Ian Ho as Jacob Zellman
  • Tamsen McDonough as Ms. Zellman
  • Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson as Berna Vincent
  • Lynn Masako Cheng as Cassie Zhen
  • Ty Consiglio as Curtis Critter
  • Ashton Arbab as Tommy
  • Crystal Balint as Alexa Ferguson
  • Ricky He as Jesper Huang
  • Anisa Harris as Deanna
  • Cameron Bancroft as Pete Ferguson
  • Kelcey Mawema as Veronica Preston
  • Mithila Palkar as Babysitter from Mumbai (India)


The film premiered on Netflix on October 15, 2020.[5]


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 61% based on 18 critic reviews, with an average rating of 5.80/10.[6] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 31 out of 100 based on 4 critic reviews, indicating " generally unfavorable reviews".[7]


  1. ^ "'A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting' Netflix Movie: Release Date, Plot, Cast, Director, And More". trinikid.com. Archived from the original on October 1, 2020. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Harry Potter star Tom Felton is unrecognisable in new film". The Independent. September 21, 2020. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  3. ^ "'Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting' Sets Cast With Indya Moore, Tom Felton (Exclusive)". www.hollywoodreporter.com. September 4, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  4. ^ "Tom Felton Shares Creepy Photo From His Newest Movie". Distractify. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  5. ^ Squires, John (September 9, 2020). "'Freddy's Dead' Director Rachel Talalay is Back With 'A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  7. ^ "A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting". Metacritic. Retrieved October 20, 2020.

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