The Babadook

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A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.


  • Essie Davis
  • Noah Wiseman
  • Hayley McElhinney
  • Daniel Henshall
  • Barbara West
  • Ben Winspear
  • Chloe Hurn
  • Jacquy Phillips
  • Bridget Walters
  • Annie Batten

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Nov 28, 2014

The brilliance of The Babadook, beyond Ms. Kent’s skillful deployment of the tried-and-true visual and aural techniques of movie horror, lies in its interlocking ambiguities.

Metacritic review by A.O. Scott
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Feb 6, 2014

This meticulously designed and directed debut feature from writer-director Jennifer Kent (expanded from her award-winning short, “Monster”) manages to deliver real, seat-grabbing jolts while also touching on more serious themes of loss, grief and other demons that can not be so easily vanquished.

Metacritic review by Scott Foundas
Scott Foundas