The Babadook15

Directed by Jennifer Kent | Australia | 2014 | 1h 34m | Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Benjamin Winspear, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight

Six years after the death of her husband, mother Amelia and her young child Samuel struggle to come to terms with their loss. When a disturbing storybook turns up at their house, a series of sinister events lead Samuel to believe that creepy creature from the book is real and out to harm them. Jennifer Kent’s 21st-century horror classic is a genuinely frightening look at parenthood, grief, and the dangers of burying ones trauma.

Reviews

‘One of the strongest, most effective horror films of recent years — with awards-quality lead work from Essie Davis, and a brilliantly designed new monster who could well become the break-out spook archetype of the decade.’
★★★★★
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

‘On purely formal grounds (the ones on which the genre lives or dies), Kent is a natural. She favors crisp compositions and unfussy editing, transforming the banal house itself into a subtle, shadowy threat.’
★★★★★
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

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