Netflix is getting into the Halloween spirit in a big way this year, with Adam Sandler’s comedy Hubie Halloween recently announced to premiere on October 7 and now another Halloween-set feature film, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, also set to premiere one week later.
Based on the first installment of Joe Ballarini’s popular book series of the same name, the film is directed by Rachel Talalay (Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Tank Girl) from a script adapted by Ballarini.
In the film, when high school freshman Kelly Ferguson (Tamara Smart) reluctantly agrees to babysit Jacob Zellman (Ian Ho) on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be recruited into an international secret society of babysitters who protect kids with special powers from monsters. In order to keep Jacob safe from harm, Kelly teams with no-nonsense chapter Vice President Liz Lerue (Oona Laurence), tech genius Berna Vincent (Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson), creature expert Cassie Zhen (Lynn Masako Cheng) and potions master Curtis Critter (Ty Consiglio) to defeat a Boogeyman known as “The Grand Guignol” (Tom Felton of the Harry Potter films), a glamorous witch named “Peggy Drood” (Indya Moore of Pose), and their legion of mysterious monsters.
Alessio Scalzotto, Tamsen McDonough, Ashton Arbab, Crystal Balint, and Ricky He also co-star.
The film is produced by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) and Amie Karp, with Naia Cucukov, Tom Pollock, and Ilona Herzberg executive producing.
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting will premiere on Netflix on October 14th.
You can check out the first official images below and keep watching this site for a trailer soon.
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