How the 'Dook Stole Christmas e-Card
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Jacquy Phillips, Ethan Grabis, Jacqy Phillips, Terence Crawford, Tony Mack, Sophie Riggs, India Zorkovic, Tim Purcell, Annie Batten, Sophie Allan, Noah Wiseman, Hachi, Benjamin Winspear, Lotte Crawford, Cathy Adamek, Pippa Wanganeen, Adam Morgan, Charlie Crabtree, Craig Behenna, Bridget Walters, Michael Gilmour, Craig McArdle, Hayley McElhinney, Chloe Hurn, Carmel Johnson, Isla Zorkovic, Barbara West
Director(s): Jennifer Kent
Jennifer Kent"s The Bababook (2014) has released a nice little promo for the holiday season titled "How the ’Dook Stole Christmas." Think of it as the creepier Dr. Seuss version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. The video is animated and mostly black and white except for the Christmas highlights. Nice little touch to promote the video.
Synopsis for The Babadook movie: 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.
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Starring: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tim Purcell, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, and Noah Wiseman
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.
When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him.
But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real."
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Synopsis:Amelia, who lost her husband in a car crash on the way to give birth to Samuel, their only child, struggles to cope with her fate as a single mom. Samuel's constant fear of monsters and violent reaction to overcome the fear doesn't help her cause either, which makes her friends become distant. When things can not get any worse, they read a strange book in their house about the 'Babadook' monster that hides in the dark areas of their house. Even Amelia seems to feel the effect of Babadook and desperately tries in vain to destroy the book. The nightmarish experiences the two encounter form the rest of the story.
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