The Babadook

PLOT:

Sam’s frequent tantrums turn sinister when a creepy children’s book mysteriously appears in his room, and he asks his mother, “Do you want to die?”

What people are saying?

“The final sequence’s sheer terror makes up for a couple of flaws throughout. The Babadook is a suspenseful, clever horror film that is driven by its ominous mysterious & shrouded figure which is inventive and modern for today’s genre.” 4 stars

“‘The Babadook’ is not just a masterclass in how to make a psychological horror film from a technical standpoint, but it’s the first horror film I’ve seen in quite some time that has deep emotional resonance and makes for a fascinating discussion piece. In short, it will do for Jennifer Kent what ‘Night of the Living Dead’ did for George A. Romero.” 4 1/2 stars

“I don’t watch horror movies to some poetic story running in the background. Not many jump scenes, does not scare you, do not watch this. Save yourself the time and just staple yourself a few times. It wont take as long, and you will have same feeling.” 1/2 star

“The Babadook manages to break free of the clichés of its genre and, for once, portrays some genuinely creepy ideas. However despite its relatively short run time, it still felt much too long.” 3 stars

“Interesting metaphorical play in the story, but leaves something to be desired” 3 stars

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