Monday, January 5, 2015

The Babadook

Australian Writer/Director Jennifer Kent has created a fabulous horror film with The Babadook.

A young, single mother (Essie Davis), whose husband died in a tragic accident, tries to cope with the constant outbursts of her 7-year-old son (Noah Wiseman) both in school and at home. 

His fixation turns to a pop-up picture book called The Babadook in which, once the bogeyman character gets into your house, it will never leave. 

As the film moves along, the question is whether the boy is psychotic, the mother is psychotic or if there really is a Babadook.

The outcome is surprising.

I give The Babadook a 4+ out of 5 for horror film fans.

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