Directed by Jennifer Kent
Six years after the death of her husband, Amelia struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old Samuel – a son she finds difficult to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. And when Amelia begins to see glimpses of the creature herself, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may well be real.
Amelia struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old Samuel – a son she finds difficult to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster called ‘The Babadook’ who he believes is coming to kill them.
Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall
Brilliant metaphor for how coping with a severe loss is something you just have to get better at living with, like a monster that never goes away. The design of the book itself is brilliant, as is the choice to have the monster from a children's book preying on a widowed mother. Really immerses you in the isolation and lack of support human connection she deals with, especially from her horrible sister. One of my fave horrors, because it shows that you can explore any kind of real-life horror through a fantastical horror framing device.
Written as a metaohor for grief, I was unawarenof this fact my first watch through and took it as a metaphor for depression. It works either way, but regardless, one of the best horror movies I've ever seen.
dook dook dook in ur mouth
The scripting for this film alone made it annoying......The Babadook dook dook again and again
I am just utterly blown away at how brilliant this film is. Best horror film made in a long, long time!