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The Babadook

Rated NR 92 min. 2014

Literally the stuff of dark fairytales, this haunting tale of suburban paranoia will stick with you long after the credits roll. The title character is a shadowy figure from a pop-up book with a top hat, cloak and kinfe-like hands who may or may not be terrorizing a young boy and his mother. Actually, he's terrorizing them, but is he real or did they create them from their own psychological torments? The true scares come from writer-director Jennifer Kent's depiction of the horrors that exist within the walls of daily domestic life.

Film Credits

Director: Jennifer Kent

Writer: Jennifer Kent

Producer: Kristina Ceyton and Kristian Moliere

Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Benjamin Winspear, Cathy Adamek, Craig Behenna and Adam Morgan


The Babadook

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