The Babadook (2013)
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Essie Davis, Jacquy Phillips, Daniel Henshall, John Maurice, Peta Shannon, Stephen Sheehan, Alicia Zorkovic, Ethan Grabis, Jacqy Phillips, Terence Crawford, Tony Mack, Sophie Riggs, India Zorkovic, Tim Purcell
Director(s): Jennifer Kent
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.
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