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    Cole Johnson 
Played by: Judah Lewis
The film's protagonist: A well-behaved 12-year old kid, who's the target of constant ridicule and bullying.
  • Action Survivor: He is smart and can come up with plans to defeat the cultists, though sometimes it's out of sheer luck he manages to survive.
  • Afraid of Needles: He is REALLY not a fan of needles. When he gets a flu shot, he screams. When getting his blood extracted, he was straining very hard.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Bee calls him "C." Max calls him "Coley," though the line between "affectionate" and "mocking" is a little blurry on that one.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Gets bullied a lot in school from basically everyone.
  • Butt-Monkey: To damn near everyone, excluding his parents and the one friend that he has. Everyone else either makes his life a living hell by either bullying him, or trying to kill him.
  • Cool Loser: On one hand, Cole is constantly picked on by the neighborhood bully (Jeremy), who also eggs his house. On the other, he's reasonably good-looking for a kid and he's pals with his smoking hot teenaged babysitter. Things change by the end of thre film, with Cole becoming an unlikely hero and now has his first girlfriend.
  • Declaration of Protection: Said verbatim when he locks Melanie in her downstairs bathroom. At least, he tries:
    Melanie: (from other side of the door) What're you doing?!
    Cole: Keeping you safe.
    Melanie: It locks from the inside, dumbass.
    Cole: (after brief pause) Oh.
    Melanie: (smiles) It was really sweet of you, though.
  • Determinator: Lampshaded by Allison to be one as she sees him fighting to cut the ropes trapping him in the chair.
  • His Heart Will Go On: Twice.
    • The first film starts with Cole nursing a crush on his babysitter, until he finds out what she's really like. By the time it's over, he's been through a harrowing ordeal that brings him closer to his neighbor, Melanie.
    • In the sequel, he's sweet on Melanie until he finds out she's been playing him all along. It leads to another ordeal, in which he has to protect himself and Phoebe from his former crush, until sunrise. It ends with Cole moving on with Phoebe.
  • Hopeless Suitor: By the time the second film begins, Melanie has a new boyfriend at school; leaving Cole pining after her.
  • Innocence Lost: The events of the film force him to kill multiple people and become very disillusioned with the one he trusted most.
  • Nice Guy: Cole is shown to be a good kid. Too bad almost no one seems to care, 'cuz they're all out to get him.
  • Precocious Crush: Zigzagged. At the start of the film, he has a one-sided crush on his babysitter, Bee. That changes once he finds out she's a Satanic cultist and a psychopathic killer.
  • Reality Ensues: The sequel shows that in the aftermath of Bee's failed ritual and subsequent rampage through the neighborhood, no one except Melanie believed Cole and he's become a social pariah. As a freshman in high school, he's stuck in therapy and at the bottom of the totem pole until Melanie invites him to the lake to try and help him get over the events of the first film.
  • Relationship Upgrade: By the end of the film, he and Melanie have gone from just friends to puppy love.
  • The So-Called Coward: For an alleged "pussy", he shows a lot of bravery in situations that would make most adults faint with fear.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the space of a single night, he goes from being everyone's victim to taking down a cult of homicidal maniacs — almost entirely on his own — to protect himself and his new girlfriend, Melanie.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Bee in the first film and to Melanie in the sequel, with both manipulating Cole for their own ends.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Absolutely terrified of needles. Not very big on spiders, either.
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    Melanie 
Played by: Emily Alyn Lind

Cole's 12-year old neighbor across the street and his Only Friend.


  • Abusive Parents: Her father, of the uncaring and neglectful type.
  • Best Friend: Stated by Cole when he apologizes to Melanie for endangering her:
    Cole: "You're my best friend and I'm sorry I got you mixed up in all this."
    Melanie: "For what? You were being shot at!"
    Cole: "Especially because we're being shot at."
  • Betty and Veronica: Both Melanie and Bee are blonde and have varying degrees of affection for Cole. Between the two, Melanie is presented as the cute girl who lives across the street and the only real friend Cole has. Whereas Bee is portrayed as his sexy teenaged babysitter in hot pants, whom he nurses a crush on. But by the end, Cole has seen Bee's true colors which brings him closer to Melanie. The Girl Next Door wins.
  • Big Bad Friend: She's Cole's only friend... and the Big Bad of the second film, to the point of deliberately mimicking Bee in appearance and mannerisms to screw with Cole.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She develops a crush on Cole by the end of the movie, after he protects her from Bee. Unfortunately, she weaponizes Cole's own crush on her to devastating effect in the second movie.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Bee. While Bee is shown to ultimately care about Cole, developing a pretty genuine friendship with him and regrets hurting him, eventually leading to her Heel–Face Turn; Melanie is more openly cruel, narcissistic and heartless when revealed to be the villain, and if she had any care for Cole at all, it's long gone. Bee while confident and not shy about her sex appeal, is far from the vain haughty Melanie turns into. And finally, there's their motives; In Killer Queen, Bee reveals her Faustian Bargain was the selfless act of saving the life of a girl she was babysitting; Melanie's was for the more petty and selfish desire to be an successful influencer.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Between the first and second film Melanie goes from a precocious, but very kind girl to a narcissistic, manipulative killer after signing her name in the book of the Devil.
  • Covert Pervert: She's a sweet girl next door but she's very sexually curious, speculating about Cole's parent's sex lives and encouraging him to spy on his babysitter having sex.
    • She has a couple more moments in the sequel, encouraging Cole to think about the kissing that night and making dumb pick-up lines while smooching Cole in the closet.
  • Dark Action Girl: Seen in the sequel when she goes 1-on-1 against Phoebe. Both girls are shown capable of using Supernatural Martial Arts skills, can leap incredible heights, and they move in Bullet Time!
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She looks beautiful and cherubic, which makes it more unnerving when she betrays Cole.
  • Freudian Excuse: Melanie’s mother doesn’t seem to be part of her life anymore, while Melanie’s father plainly does not care about her at all, showing more love and concern towards his car. This might help explain why she sells her soul to the Devil in exchange for fame.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even after betraying Cole and trying to sacrifice him, she still puts her best Slasher Smile on and speaks to him sweetly about ritual.
  • Girl Next Door: Melanie contrasts with Bee by being a cute kid, as opposed to Bee who's a hot teenager. She also counts as a literal example because she lives in the house across the street from Cole.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Melanie makes a couple of comments towards the end of the second film that seem to imply some jealousy over Cole now crushing on Phoebe instead of her. However, this is probably more about the loss of the ego-boosting Cole’s feelings gave her, rather than having feelings for Cole herself.
    Melanie, to Phoebe: Hey. You are not prettier than me.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a cute blonde and the only one Cole has on his side. Everyone else is either out to get him, or kill him. In the second movie, she turns out to be anything but this, and tries to do both of these aforementioned things to Cole.
  • Hate Sink: Upon her reveal as the main villain in Killer Queen, Melanie stands in a jarring contrast to both her previous innocent characterization and the Laughably Evil cultists. In addition to being manipulating to Cole, she is revealed to be the de-facto leader of the new cult, and restarting the sacrifice, showing a new cruel and narcissistic personality to boot while she tries to kill Cole and Phobe. Even her extremely neglectful father (whom she also kills) isn't used as an excuse for her, as her reasons for making a Deal with the Devil was to gain followers and become a successful online influencer.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She lures Cole out to the lake by letting him think he still has a shot at getting together with her.
  • Nice Girl: Melanie's so kind and down-to-earth, that Cole tells her that he wishes all girls were like her. She’s no longer this in the sequel.
  • Only Friend: She's the only kid Cole's age who seems to like him.
  • Only Sane Woman: In addition to being well-behaved, she's remarkably level-headed for a 12-year old. Even when Cole apologizes for leading a shotgun wielding psycho to her house, Melanie brushes it aside since Cole was literally running for his life. And she remains calm throughout the ordeal, only showing a brief moment of nervousness when Bee nearly finds them.
  • Really Gets Around: Is implied to have gotten sexually active in the sequel, mentioning that "Plan B is more than the pill I take on Saturdays" and her father threatening to take away her IUD. Disturbing once you remember she's only 14.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Overlapping with She's All Grown Up, Melanie at age 15 bears a striking resemblance to Bee, which causes no small amount of conflicting feelings in Cole. In the sequel, it turns out that she's deliberately taking after Bee in more ways than one.
  • Rescue Romance: They're only friends/neighbors at the start of the film. But she develops a crush on Cole after seeing him man up by keeping her safe from Bee. She even gives him A Kiss For Luck and says they should make out "next time."
  • Self-Made Orphan: Kills her father in the sequel.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: In the second film, she winds up sitting on both sides of this trope. Before The Reveal, she's wearing a fairly modest dress, but afterwards, she gets a Hotter and Sexier Evil Makeover with a cleavage-baring brown leather vest and tiny jean shorts.
  • Slasher Smile: After her betrayal of him, this becomes her standard expression around Cole.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: In the sequel, Melanie is shown to have been in cahoots with the cult members for quite some time, ascending to Big Bad status and pursuing Cole to help the cultists complete the ritual to gain power.
  • This Cannot Be!: Said almost verbatim once she realizes Cole is no longer a virgin and that her death was imminent:
    Melanie: "That's impossible! He's a virgin! He has to be!!"
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Does she ever. She goes from being Cole's seemingly kindhearted love interest in the first movie to a heartless, Ax-Crazy bitch who wants to kill him for the sole purpose of becoming a popular Instagram influencer in the second.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Is this to Cole in both movies, inspiring him to rebel against Bee and his parents.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It was Melanie's idea to have Cole stay up past his bedtime to see what Bee does when he's asleep. A decision that inadvertently puts him in danger when he gets caught by Bee's cult.
  • Villainous Crush: Possibly. Between her Green-Eyed Monster comments about Phoebe and Faux Affably Evil behavior towards Cole, it’s implied that she may still have some feelings for Cole.
  • Walking Spoiler: Not so much for the first film, but certainly for the sequel, as her role in that film is a twist.
  • Your Head Asplode: Melanie is the final cult member to die in the sequel, but her body doesn't disintegrate like the others. Instead, she dies screaming from the rapid build-up of blood rushing to her head, 'til it finally explodes.

    Phoebe Atwell 
Played by: Jenna Ortega

A new student at Cole's high school who is unaware of his status as a social pariah, she gets invited to the lake house along with him and ends up embroiled in the Cult's second attempt at the ritual.


  • Action Girl: She helps Cole take on the cultists, including helping Cole fight Max and, later, she squares off against Melanie.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Melanie's Veronica this time around, a role reversal from Melanie's role in the first film and subtle foreshadowing that Melanie isn't who she appears to be.
  • Dark Feminine Light Feminine: Phoebe assumes Melanie's role from the original film by being misunderstood, but well-meaning, and she becomes Cole's new friend/love interest as a result of helping him defeat the cultists again. Melanie, on the other hand. is the cult's new leader and determined to kill her former crush - a complete 180º from her prior characterization.
  • Foil: To Melanie. Rather than being Cole's Only Friend and Childhood Friend Romance, she's a plucky new kid who gets dragged along for the horror and gets close to Cole due to circumstance.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: How she and Cole connect over the events of the second film.
  • Replacement Goldfish: For the Melanie of the first film, oddly enough, as she serves much the same role as the person Cole tries to protect from the insane events surrounding him.
  • Supernatural Martial Arts: Phoebe uses Ryu's Hado Ken and Guile's "Double Somersault" super art, during her fight scene against Melanie.
  • Their First Time: She and Cole lose their virginity to each other towards the end of the film which ends up tainting his blood.

Cult

    General 
A group of teenagers participating in a cult to perform a ritual where in exchange for a sacrifice, they get whatever they wish for.
  • Body Horror: Whatever the preliminary steps of the ritual were intended to do, it managed to turn at least Allison and Max into implacable men who can ignore grievous bodily harm despite the harm caused to them. Bee is similar, though her powers are implied to come from continued use of the ritual over the years, rather than the specific attempt in the first film.
  • Came Back Strong: Overlaps with Came Back Wrong, as in the sequel Max, Sonya, John, and Allison return for a single night with Super Strength and nigh-invulnerability in an attempt to complete the ritual they started two years before. This is even lampshaded by John, who tells Cole their resurrection hinges on "Hocus Pocus" rules, as they'll be returned to purgatory if they can't finish it before sunrise.
  • Deal with the Devil: The cultists are trying to make one to get their wishes fulfilled.
  • Human Sacrifice: Part of their Faustian bargain involves sacrificing a human and mixing it with the blood of the innocent to get their wishes to come true. In the latter case, the "innocent" doesn't have to die. The former isn't so lucky.
  • Laughably Evil: Even though they are crazed Satanic cultists, they still manage to be entertaining and weirdly likable through their interactions with each other and Cole.
  • Only One Name: All of the cultists, including Melanie, are only known by their first name.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Crazy cultists, to be exact.
  • With Friends Like These...: Are constantly snarking at each other and don't bat an eye when one of them is hurt or killed.
  • Would Hurt a Child: None of them have any reservations about killing Cole when he finds out about their ritual.

    Bee 
Played by: Samara Weaving

The cult leader, she works as a babysitter to gather blood of the innocent for her rituals.


  • Affably Evil: She genuinely cares for Cole. She even kills Allison to save him.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: She says that she used to be small and scared, but after using the book, she was confident, so although she kills people, it started as a way to be stronger. It looks like she dies after one last heart-to-heart conversation with Cole, who she really did care about, but when she tries to do their E.T. friendship signal one last time, Cole denies it and leaves. She then sheds a few tears before seemingly dying.
  • Ambiguously Gay: During the spin the bottle game, Bee is considerably more enthusiastic about kissing Allison than any of the guys.
  • Ambiguously Human: At the end, the after-credits scene shows her suddenly leaping up and attacking one of the firefighters investigating the house.
  • Antagonist Title: She is the babysitter in the title and also the Big Bad.
  • Betty and Veronica: The film repeatedly emphasizes Bee's sex appeal with lingering cam shots, usually from Cole's perspective whenever he's seen sneaking peeks at her body. Whereas Melanie is the "cute" one and typically wears modest attire that's appropriate for a 12-year old girl.
  • Big Bad: She explicitly refers to herself as such to Cole, with a tear in her eye.
  • Big Bad Friend: The main antagonist and Cole flat-out tells her he loved her after mortally wounding her.
  • Big Good: In the second movie.
  • Broken Pedestal: Cole simply adores her, so the realization that she's an evil murderer hits him like a freight train.
  • Car Fu: Cole defeats her by driving a car through his house to ram her.
  • Cool Big Sis: If you ignore the "crazy cultist" thing, she's a pretty freaking awesome babysitter. Her very first scene shows her scaring the shit out of Jeremy for bullying Cole, and then giving Cole advice on how to properly defend himself.
  • Dark Feminine Light Feminine:
    • Again, in contrast to Melanie. Bee fills the "dark" role by being older, sexy, and the leader of a Satanic cult that's trying to kill Cole. Which makes Melanie the "light" half, being that she's younger and is Cole's only real friend, going so far as to let him seek shelter at her parents house.
    • In the second film, the dynamic is flipped, with Bee now filling the "light" role after her Heel–Face Turn, while Melanie has revived the cult in order to achieve her dream of becoming an Instagram influencer. Notably, Melanie's outfit is substantially Hotter and Sexier than Bee's, and she seemingly goes out of her way to imitate Bee's role in the first film.
  • Deal with the Devil: The whole point of the ritual Bee's cult is using is to sacrifice an innocent to the devil in order to get their heart's desire. However, a flashback in the second film reveals that Bee originally made a deal to save Phoebe's life after a car accident, and she eventually sacrifices herself to save Cole and Phoebe.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She is surprised by how gory is a death caused by a shotgun, being very put off by Allison's death and claiming that it was too bloody.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Breaking Cole's heart at the end of the first movie was enough to have her change, setting up her fellow cultists to fall and her former sitees to survive.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She gets a pool scene in a red bikini as part of the fun she and Cole have before everything goes to hell.
  • Not Quite Dead: Seemingly dies from her injuries after Cole hits her with a car, but The Stinger shows she survived.
  • Only Sane Man: Insofar as anyone in the cult can be considered "sane". Compared to Max's senseless bloodlust, Sonya's creepiness, Allison's vapidity, and John's Large Ham antics, Bee's got the most common sense of any of them. It even leads to her Heel–Face Turn in the sequel.
  • Pet the Dog: She saves Cole from a crazed Allison, even after previously shooting at him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She opts to take Cole's blood via a harmless syringe, rather than killing him, since only a small amount of blood is needed. If she kills him, she has to find a new kid and start the whole process over. If she leaves him alive, she has a "fountain" of innocent blood. That said, it's implied she also leaves him alive because she does care about the kid.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After taking care of her former cult members and ensuring Cole and Phoebe are safe, she drinks the tainted blood and perishes after saying goodbye.
  • Sole Survivor: The only cultist to survive the film.
  • We Can Rule Together: Makes this offer to Cole at the end. He predictably refuses, burns her book and runs her over with a car.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Zigzagged. She at first sends the rest of the cult to apprehend Cole, but ends up saving him from Allison. She admits that "there have been other children" when Cole asks, implying she has killed others before. While the kids may have lived since she seems to genuinely like the innocents she babysits for, another person is definitely required to die for the ritual first.
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    Max 
Played by: Robbie Amell

A jock with a taste for killing, who joined the cult explicitly to kill people.


  • Affably Evil: He's the most gleefully psychotic of all the cultists, but his friendliness isn't faked, and he does have a bizarre moral code and acknowledges some of Cole's more badass moments, to the point where he tries to give him an "honorable death." In the sequel, his last act is even to congratulate Cole for besting them... and getting laid.
  • Ax-Crazy: Out of all the cultists, he takes the most perverse joy in bloodshed and murder. He's the only one who didn't join the cult in order to gain something from a Deal with the Devil — he just wanted to kill people.
  • Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are: "Coley! I'm behind you!"
  • Cool Big Bro: He comes across as this, despite being dead-set on wanting Cole dead. He even forgoes two opportunities to kill Cole. First, to give him encouragement to stand up to Jeremy and commends Cole even though he lost. Minutes later, when Max corners Cole in his treehouse, he pauses long enough to wipe the egg from Cole's face so he could at least die with dignity. Unfortunately for Max, it gets him killed only seconds afterward.
  • Deader Than Dead: During Max's death scene, if you pause immediately after the rope snaps taut around his neck, you'll see his spine protruding from the neck wound. Cole is left aghast at the sight of it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Sort of. It’s implied that he detests bullying. He even spares Cole for a few moments when Cole’s house is being egged, and encourages (although a little forcefully) Cole to stand up to Jeremy.
  • For the Evulz: He says that he isn't like the other cultists. He came just for the chance to kill people. The opening caption for his backstory flashback in the sequel even bluntly states 'Max just wants to kill people.'
  • Graceful Loser: He's thrilled Cole had sex with Phoebe, saying "I'm not even mad, bro!" when he's dying as a result of drinking Cole's tainted blood.
  • Laughably Evil: An Ax-Crazy psychopath who still manages to be hilarious with his gleeful reactions to bloodshed and surprisingly affable interactions with Cole.
  • Life Isn't Fair: When Max offers Cole, a 12 year old, a 'head start,' Cole points out Max is a star quarterback and this isn't remotely even. Max just shrugs and remarks "Life's not fair, bro."
  • Lovable Jock: Played with, but ultimately subverted. He's a comedic psychopath who's gleeful about the idea of murdering people, including a 12-year old. Aside from that, Max would almost seem like a cross between a jock and a big brother figure; even going so far as to to help Cole stand up to Jeremy. Except Max resumes trying to kill him immediately afterward.
  • Noose Catch: Dies when he falls off Cole's treehouse and gets tangled in a rope which breaks his neck.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In a manner of speaking, anyway. He wipes the egg yolk off of Cole's face before attempting to finish him off, claiming that Cole doesn't "deserve to go out like [that]". When the rotten wood he stands on breaks and he grabs a branch, the yolk makes his hands slippery and he loses grip, falls, gets tangled up in a nearby rope, breaking his neck in the process.
  • Pet the Dog: He decides to teach Cole to stand up to himself against a bully.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He takes childish glee in violence, treating his battle with Cole like a game—complete with giving the kid a head start, and putting things on hold long enough for Cole to stand up to Jeremy.
  • So Proud of You: In the sequel, when he finds out that the ritual backfired as Cole isn’t a virgin anymore, he isn’t even mad and is in fact PROUD of Cole, congratulating Cole even as Max (presumably painfully) disintegrates.
  • Soul-Sucking Retail Job: Working one of these and having to put up with annoying customers all day is revealed to be, in part, his motivation for turning evil.
  • Terms of Endangerment: He usually addresses Cole as "Coley," even as he's trying to kill him.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Spends half the first movie and all of the second without a shirt. Lampshaded by Cole in the first.
  • Worthy Opponent: Seems to consider Cole one. He's impressed with him for blowing up Sonya, and gives him a headstart before he chases him and even tries to teach him to stand up for himself against Jeremy. In the sequel, he's delighted Cole killed him the first time, saying it makes him like Cole even more.

    Sonya 
Played by: Hana Mae Lee

A strange Asian girl who wears a beret.


  • Bit Character: Ironically, she plays less of a role than John, despite surviving longer than he did and she's killed off (offscreen) in anticlimactic fashion.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Calls out and torches a would-be rapist.
  • The Fashionista: She's easily the most sharply-dressed out of the group, and freaks out when the mousetraps seem to break her nails. A combination of this trope and a goth chick.
  • I'm Okay!: Hilariously subverted. She survives an initial explosion, says she's still alive, then is killed by a second explosion.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: After surviving the first explosion.
    "I'm still alive, motherfu-!"
  • Nice Hat: Wears a black beret.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Puts her finger in Allison's bullet wound just for the hell of it, and pauses in her pursuit of Cole to coo over a spider she finds.
  • Off with Her Head!: Combined with Hoist by His Own Petard. In Killer Queen, when she jumps onto the hood of Cole's escape car, he responds by crashing it into a rock, causing the surfboard strapped on the roof to fly off like a missile and decapitate her.
  • Perky Goth: A villainous example. Her clothes are all black and white, and she indulges in the most creepy behavior out of all of them. She's not at all gloomy, though, and is having as much of a blast killing people as the rest of the cult.
  • Tempting Fate: After an explosion, as soon as she claims to still be alive, a second explosion kills her for good before she can even finish insulting Cole.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: We never learn anything about her, or what her wish would've been, before she dies. She even has the fewest lines among Bee's cult, despite surviving longer than John.

    John 
Played by: Andrew Bachelor

Another member of Bee's cult and an aspiring rap artist.


  • Black Dude Dies First:
    • He's the first one to go, in swift and brutal fashion.
    • In the sequel, this is averted, inverted and lampshaded. Save for Bee, he is the last of the returning cultists to die, and brings up Jordan Peele when pointing this out.
  • Bloody Hilarious: Used as a minor running gag by having John get soaked in blood three times. The third time being his own. And in the sequel, Allison coughs blood at his face after they both drink tainted blood.
  • Butt-Monkey: He may be dimwitted and a Dirty Coward but he also suffers the most painful deaths and also gets his body soaked in blood for humiliation.
  • Deader Than Dead: Not only is John the first to die, his death is the most painful to watch. After being shoved over the railing, he hits his leg against the banister on the way down, causing it to bend backwards at the knee and snap. Then he lands on the sharpened end of his own trophy, which impales him through his neck, killing him instantly amidst a geyser of blood.
  • Death Equals Redemption: John tries to invoke this, attempting to convert to Christianity as he's literally burning from the inside out. Doesn't seem to work.
  • Dirty Coward: After Max dies in the sequel and he reflects on not dying first, he complains about Cole being a "genius" and initially refuses to further chase and kill Cole before Melanie intimidates him.
  • Disney Villain Death: Cole pushes him, causing him to slip on a toy car, and fall over the railing to his death.
  • Eye Scream: In the sequel, he is impaled on a chandelier, with one of the arms protruding from his socket.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's amusing in how he constantly tells jokes and suffers the most indignities among the cultists, but he's still a villainous coward. Though he does genuinely treats the other cult followers as they are his friends and is easily the least psychotic of all the main villains. In fact, he only impulsively joins a blood cult in order to be a successful rapper.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Done by accident when Cole surprises John by shoving him, causing John to lose his balance as he slips on one of Cole's toy cars, which sends him caterwaulling over the upstairs banister to his death.
  • Large Ham: John is a very loud, bombastic and immature goofball who's often acts boisterous and reckless.
  • Laughably Evil: John spends most of his scenes either cracking jokes, or acting silly (or doing both at once). Taken to comedic extremes in the sequel when he keeps Cole from escaping by doing the MC Hammer shuffle to block the door!
  • Manchild: He's a pathetic coward who whines more about blood pouring over him and tries to pull the race card on the police Cole called asserting, "Black lives matter!"
  • Non-Action Guy: Downplayed: the spirit is willing but the man is weak. In the first film, after being sent after Cole, the 12 year old easily kills him by shoving him over a bannister. In the second film, he lasts longest out of the original cultists by doing nothing but follow Max and Melanie around. When he does come face-to-face with Cole in the cabin, he prepares to kill him with a sword, only to clumsily crush himself with a chandelier before he could land a single strike.
  • Running Gag: John's face gets doused in blood three times: First, Bee kills Samuel, which causes the blood from both stab wounds to spray John's face an upper body. About an hour later, it happens again when Bee slits the second officer's throat. The last time occurs only minutes later during John's own death. Allison also coughs tainted blood on his face in the sequel.
  • Token Black Friend: Presumably to Bee and the others. As per the trope, he's a black guy who plays the smallest role in the group and his death has virtually no impact on the plot, other than to be Cole's first kill. Purely by accident.
  • Uncle Tomfoolery: Loud and annoying compared to the rest of the usually composed and reserved cultists and never poses an actual threat to Cole in either of their confrontations.

    Allison 
Played by: Bella Thorne

A shallow cheerleader who wants to be a journalist.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Allison is definitely into guys with her repeated laments that being shot in the boob kills her chances at getting a boyfriend, and the way she gets into a very heated kiss with Bee during truth or dare, as well as off-handedly referring to Sonya as “sexy” show that she’s possibly attracted to girls, too.
  • The Cheerleader: She's a cheerleader and a nasty piece of work. She even wears the uniform throughout the movie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Pretends to have a Heel Realization and gets Cole to lower his guard, only to try to kill him.
  • Narcissist: She doesn't care so much that gets shot, but that she gets shot in the boob and it will ruin her physical appearance, which she values above all else, forever.
  • Not Quite Dead: Appears to bleed out from a gunshot wound early in the movie, but wakes up to attack Cole later on.
  • Off with Her Head!: How she dies in both films. In the first film, a shotgun blast does it. In the second, her head gets caught between two rocks she tried to jump between, and Cole and Phoebe grab onto her body and start pulling, slowly tearing her head off.
  • Redemption Rejection: Cole points out that even with one deflated boob, she can still live a rich, fulfilling life. Allison doesn't buy it.
  • Screaming Woman: When she hears the police arrive. It could be foreshadowing since she becomes the only casualty of the cult's encounter with the police.
  • Skewed Priorities: Seen twice:
    • When she gets shot, her only concern was that the bullet struck her breast, rather than seek medical attention. Also, heedless of the fact that Max and Bee had just murdered two police officers.
    • Later during the film, she accuses Cole of being a pervert for touching her injured boob, ignoring that he only did it in self-defense because she was trying to kill him.
  • Womanchild: She sobs like a 5-year old whose favorite toy broke once a police officer shoots her in the boob.
  • Your Head Asplode: Her death. She gets her head blown off with Bee's shotgun. Bee even lampshades how gory her death is. "Holy shit!"

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    Samuel 
Played by: Doug Haley

A nerdy guy Bee invites to play spin the bottle with her friends.


    Boom-Boom 
Played by: Jennifer Foster

Jimmy's friend.


    Jimmy 
Played by: Maximilian Acevedo

Melanie's boyfriend.


    Diego 
Played by: Juliocesar Chavez

Jimmy's friend.


    "Big" Carl McManus 
Played by: Carl McDowell

The nurse and guidance counselor of Cole's school.


  • Adults Are Useless: Presumably well-meaning, but his best advice to Cole (who is below the age of consent) is "It's time for you to get laid".

    Jeremy 
Played by: Miles J. Harvey

A bully who constantly teases Cole and occasionally eggs his house.


  • The Bully: More of a casual douche than a full-blown bully, but he does enjoy making Cole feel like shit. On the other hand, he does knock Cole over right before Bee intervenes, and he later abandons Cole to Max's pursuit, either not believing or just not caring that he's about to be murdered.
  • Egging: His favorite prank to pull on Cole's house (or just Cole himself).
  • Jerkass: He's a complete asshole to Cole for no reason at all, even going so far as to egg him in the face and abandon him to Max after Cole has begged him for help, outright telling him to "have fun getting killed"; whether or not he actually believed Cole, that's beyond the pale.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: At the end, when he and his two goons are looking at the smashed front of Cole's house, his bike Cindy is run over by Cole's parents in their haste to reach their son, whom he's been cruelly bullying.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: If he hadn't egged Cole's face, Max would have killed Cole because he spared him long enough to wipe the egg off with his hands. A decision that inadvertently lead to Max's own demise.
  • Scary Black Kid: He's the neighborhood bully, complete with his own posse, and Cole is his favorite victim.
  • Spanner in the Works: Near the end of the first film, Cole turns to Jeremy for help by telling him about the cultists' plan to kill him. Jeremy fakes him out by offering to let Cole ride on his bicycle so he can escape, only to egg Cole's face instead and abandon him. Except the egg is what ends up saving his life only minutes later. Meaning, Max would have succeeded had it not been for Jeremy.

    Phyllis and Archie Johnson 
Played by: Leslie Bibb and Ken Marino

Cole's parents. In the first film, they leave Cole with Bee for the night while they spend the weekend at a motel. In the sequel, Dad gets an expanded role.


  • Parents Walk In at the Worst Time: Dad catches Cole chatting with Melanie online and sees the big bottle of lube next to his bed.
  • The Stoner: In the sequel, Dad takes hits from the bong with Juan.
  • Supernatural-Proof Father: In the sequel, neither of them believe Cole's story about Bee and her friends being Satanists, and they are planning on shipping him off to a psychiatric boarding school. Dad realizes Cole was right at the end when he sees Bee disintegrate.

    Juan 
Played by: Chris Wylde

Melanie's father.


  • Abusive Parents: He cares way more about his car than about his own daughter. It's little wonder she turned out the way that she did.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In the sequel, Melanie cuts his arms off before killing him.
  • Bumbling Dad: Melanie's dimwitted father.
  • Manchild: A grown man who still acts like a teenage boy.
  • The Precious, Precious Car:
    • His souped-up black Chevelle, which was his childhood dream car. He is understandably horrified when Cole crashes it into his house.
    • In the sequel, he got a new classic muscle car, and when he finds out that Cole and Melanie took it to go off to the lake, he immediately joins Cole's dad in searching for them.
  • The Stoner: In the sequel, he smokes a lot of weed.


Alternative Title(s): The Babysitter Killer Queen

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