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“I am not drunk and I am not a kiddo.
Thirteen in a few weeks. I’m mature for my age.
If I were your age, I’d date you.”
Believe it or not, I found this Home Alone slasher version reasonably amusing. If you think this is the umpteenth horror with a home invasion as subject, you’re in for a surprise. It’s not just the unexpected twist at the beginning of the film, which results in a completely different concept, there’s also this moment when you think, Jesus, what a bright boy. And yet again, they come up with a smartly conceived apotheosis. Better Watch Out isn’t only unnerving—at the same time, it’s also pretty funny at times, though in an obscure way. It’s not really frightening, but after a certain period of time, that unpleasant feeling comes over you when you realize such disturbed, youthful individuals exist in the real world.