“You can’t get rid of the Babadook” … you have my attention. While it has recieved numerous comparisons I feel like it mixes in shades of THE CONJURING with creepy children book stories from Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark has the formula for something truly frightening.
THE BABADOOK is a psychological thriller in the tradition of Polanski’s classic domestic horrors (Rosemary’s Baby, The Tenant, Repulsion). Using her award winning short horror MONSTER as a springboard, writer/director JENNIFER KENT has developed the script at the BINGER LAB in Amsterdam with assistance from SCREEN NSW, WAKING DREAM PRODUCTIONS and SCREEN AUSTRALIA.
From breakthrough writer-director Jennifer Kent comes the creepy psychological horror movie THE BABADOOK that has received an explosion of acclaim following its world premiere at Sundance 2014. The film tells of a single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, who battles with her son’s night time fear of a shadowy monster. But soon, she discovers a sinister presence is lurking in the house.
With echoes of past and contemporary classics like Rosemary’s Baby, The Tenant, The Exorcist, The Omen and Let the Right One In, the film is an immaculately crafted tale starring Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman. The supporting cast includes Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear.