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The Babadook

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?"

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It presents grief as a demon, questions reality, and creeps out the viewer by making psychopathology seem like something that could happen to anybody.

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son Samuel's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. 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. 

Director
Jennifer Kent
Cast
Essie DavisNoah WisemanDaniel HenshallHayley McElhinneyCathy AdamekCraig BehennaBenjamin WinspearChloe HurnPippa WanganeenPeta ShannonMichelle NightingaleBarbara West
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country
Canada, Australia
Available
Apr 15 2015

It presents grief as a demon, questions reality, and creeps out the viewer by making psychopathology seem like something that could happen to anybody.