The Babadook (2013)
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Cast: Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Essie Davis, Jacquy Phillips, Daniel Henshall, Tim Purcell, Noah Wiseman, Benjamin Winspear, Cathy Adamek, Adam Morgan, Craig Behenna, Michael Gilmour, Hayley McElhinney, Carmel Johnson, Barbara West, Michelle Nightingale
Coming out of Australia is our latest horror movie The Babadook, I know it says 2013 in the title, that will premiere at the annual Sundance Film Festival 2014. Director Jennifer Kent looks like she has a real winner here because this movie trailer is all so creepy. The horror film stars Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall and Noah Wiseman. I really hope this one delivers, I think of this as a creepy and hopefully terrifying experience similar to A Nightmare on Elm Street even though there is no relation but kids and evil boogie men like this always reminds me of Freddy Krueger.
Synopsis: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son"s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Sundance Program Guide Details:
“Do you want to die?!” seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning. After dealing with Samuel’s frantic tantrums his entire life, Amelia suspects that her son has begun directing his violent misbehavior toward her. However, after a dark and foreboding children’s book called Mister Babadook mysteriously appears on Samuel’s bookshelf, Amelia must decide if her son is truly deranged, or if there really is a bogeyman lurking in their darkened halls at night.