As a kid, I grew up watching tons of age-appropriate spooky movies on The Disney Channel. Don't Look Under the Bed, anyone? Now, the younger generation can dip their toes into a pond of movies with a slightly sinister edge thanks to Netflix's A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting.
Starring Tamara Smart as Kelly Ferguson - a math whiz who is forced to skip a party to babysit for a little boy named Jacob - Kelly gets more than she bargained for when a boogeyman named Grand Guignol (played by Tom Felton) and his gang of colorful monsters kidnap Jacob from his bedroom. Fortunately, Liz, a member of the Secret Society of Babysitters, shows up just in time to assist Kelly on her quest to find Jacob and bring him home.
Rated PG, A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting has some positive takeaways for little kids. For starters, Liz's character proves that a little confidence goes a long way. Throughout the movie, we see a friendship between Kelly and Liz blossom, which comes to an apex when Liz stands up to a girl who bullies Kelly. Additionally, because it can be quite a feat to take on monsters, understandably some teamwork is required! Kids get a chance to see collaboration in action when the members of the Secret Society of Babysitters band together to take on Grand Guignol and his crew.
Thinking about queueing up A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting for your kids? Read ahead to see what you should be aware of, as some scenes may scare little ones.