- 93 min
- Directed by: Jennifer Kent
- Written by: Jennifer Kent
- Cast: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
- UK release: 21 October 2014
Widowed single mother Amelia (Davis) struggles to discipline her son Samuel (Wiseman); when he becomes obsessed with a pop-up book character called The Babadook, things get nasty. Genuinely upsetting and at times terrifying tale of loneliness, loss and depression, executed with impressive style by debut director Kent.
City Screen Picturehouse, York (0.0 miles)
This is a thriller about a widowed mother and her young son who are terrorised by a character that comes to life from a children's book. Director: Jennifer Kent. Cast: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Benjamin Winspear, Noah Wiseman, Carmel Johnson.
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FrightFest 2014: The Babadook28 Aug 2014
An emotionally impactful, sad and scary horror from debut director Jennifer Kent
Overwhelming grief and depression takes the form of a top hat wearing, slithering monster with knives for hands in debut director Jennifer Kent’s genuinely upsetting and at times terrifying modern day fable. It's been six years since Amelia (Essie…
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