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The Ending Of The Babysitter: Killer Queen Explained

Contains spoilers for The Babysitter: Killer Queen

The Babysitter: Killer Queen has finally hit Netflix, and fans are finding the sequel flick to be just as gory, hilarious, and flat-out bonkers as the first movie from 2017. Killer Queen takes place two years following the events of The Babysitter, after the fateful night when young Cole Johnson (Judah Lewis) learned that his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) was part of a demonic cult lusting for his innocent blood and wanting to perform a satanic ritual in order to grant them their hearts' desires.

Unfortunately, things haven't been too great for Cole since then. Everyone at his school thinks he's crazy, his ostensibly cool parents want to ship him off to a "psychiatric high school," and his best friend Melanie (Emily Alyn Lind) — the only one who knows he's telling the truth about the whole blood cult thing — is dating a complete meathead. To make matters worse, just as things start to look up when Melanie invites Cole out for a day of fun on the lake, it all takes a grim turn.

Not only are Melanie and her friends in on the cult, but all of the cult members whom Cole managed to dispatch in the first movie — Max (Robbie Amell), Sonya (Hana Mae Lee), Allison (Bella Thorne), and John (Andrew Bachelor) — also rejoin the party after having spent the last two years in limbo thanks to their failed ritual. Only the timely arrival of the cool new girl in school, Phoebe (Jenna Ortega), saves Cole's skin — and the two must team up to try to survive until sunrise.

The blood, guts, and laughs fly fast and furious as The Babysitter: Killer Queen barrels toward its shocking twist ending. What does it all mean? Let's break it down.

The Babysitter: Killer Queen has a surprise hero

At the film's climax, the cult captures Phoebe, and Melanie lures Cole to the secluded cove where the ritual is to take place. This involves mixing the blood of "the innocent" (Cole) with the blood of "the sacrificed" (Phoebe) and chugging it down. Before they do, though, Bee — who has only been seen in flashbacks up to this point — makes a surprise reappearance to oversee the proceedings. Cole is shocked to see her — and even more shocked to learn that Phoebe knows Bee, too. Bee was Phoebe's childhood babysitter; while driving young Phoebe back to the lake one day to retrieve her stuffed bunny, Bee collided with the car Phoebe's parents were driving, resulting in a crash that killed them.

When the cult members all burst into flames shortly after drinking the bloody cocktail, it's revealed that Bee had been manipulating events all along in order to sabotage the cult. She explains that she was gambling on one variable: that Cole would no longer be a virgin at the time of the ritual, which would render the blood offering impure. (Fortunately, Cole and Phoebe had earlier hooked up while hiding out at Phoebe's parents' old lake house, so Bee was right.) The reason for Bee's reverse-heel turn are twofold: First, she reveals that her initial deal with the Devil wasn't to improve her own life, but to save Phoebe's after the car crash. Second, she sadly tells Cole that he "changed [her] that night" when he said that he loved her.

Then, in order to ensure that the cult is done for good, Bee takes a swig of the blood offering herself — evaporating into black smoke as Cole's dad (Ken Marino) arrives just in time to get an eyeful of the freaky occurrence. Mr. Johnson is finally convinced his son isn't crazy, Cole and Phoebe are free to embark on a relationship, the cult is defeated, and everything is wrapped up with a bow on top ... right?

Is Cole's ordeal really over?

Well, perhaps not. 

In a sneaky mid-credits scene, it's revealed that the ancient spell book those crazy cult kids used for their ritual is still laying on the beach, damaged but intact. This means that if the wrong person were to discover the book, things could get all blood cult-y again in a hurry. 

Also, there's the matter of Max's comment early on in The Babysitter: Killer Queen. He mentions that the cult members could get stuck in limbo for another two years if the ritual fails again — which it ultimately did. This could conceivably mean that he, Allison, John, and Sonya might return again once that time has passed — although the first time, the ritual was screwed up by Cole killing them all, not by a tainted blood offering, which may alter or negate the two-year limbo period. The ins and outs of demonic blood sacrifices are a bit unclear.

That considered, the ending of The Babysitter: Killer Queen definitely leaves the door open for The Babysitter 3, but will we get it? Signs point to ... maybe. In a recent interview with ScreenRant, Cole actor Judah Lewis shared that while there were only "murmurs, whispers, and ideas" floating around about a sequel while shooting the first Babysitter film, he now feels that there are "so many different paths to go" for a potential third outing. 

"Not only does Cole's relationship with his dad change, but his relationship with Phoebe would also be a really interesting thing to explore and see where it goes," the actor said. "Plus, he's got to get through high school and I'm sure, like always, there are demons lurking just beyond the shadows that are ready to strike at any moment!"

Something tells us that Cole's respite from the blood-soaked carnage will be a short one ... perhaps around two years.