- 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.
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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