The Babadook

‘The Babadook’ Returns to Wish You a Merry, Scary Christmas in a New Animated Video

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
‘The Babadook’ is undoubtedly the scariest film of the year—not only that, but it’s also one of the best films of 2014, garnering acclaim from critics and audiences alike. The film, which is currently in theaters and on VOD, features a highly original and disturbing new movie monster in the titular and sinister Babadook. And just when you thought you were free of the terrifying monster, he’s back in a new animated Christmas greeting, to wish you a very chilling holiday.

The Best Movies of 2014 (According to Mike Sampson)

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by Mike Sampson 3 days ago
Open Road/Sony Pictures Classics/Marvel
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: No one likes putting together a Top 10 list. Oh, don’t get me wrong; it’s fun at a party if someone asks you, “What were your favorite movies this year?” and you can just rattle off a list of titles in no particular order, not overly concerned if you accidentally left something off. But this list is formal. Published on the Internet. This will be my legacy. And that’s not something to take lightly.

Watch 'Monster,' the Short Film That Inspired 'The Babadook'

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by Jacob Hall October 24, 2014 @ 10:50 AM
Although it doesn't hit theaters until next month, we can tell you that 'The Babadook' is one of the best horror movies of 2014 and that director Jennifer Kent is someone you will want to keep your eyes on for the foreseeable future. However, before her film freaked everyone out at Sundance and Fantastic Fest, Kent made a short film titled 'Monster,' which acted as a warm-up to her first feature gig. If you want to get a taste of 'The Babdook' and have already seen the trailer, this is the next logical place to go.

'The Babadook' Evokes 'The Shining' With a Strong Female Presence

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by Britt Hayes September 22, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
IFC Midnight
It's become increasingly rare for horror films to make an effort to truly scare us these days, but Jennifer Kent's 'The Babadook' gets under the skin in ways that are both visceral and highly emotional. A mediation on a mother's grief and the displacement of that grief onto her son, the film echoes Stephen King's 'The Shining' in many ways, while lead actress Essie Davis gives a chill-inducing performance evocative of vintage Sissy Spacek and Mia Farrow.

'The Babadook' Trailer: Kickstarter-Funded Horror Film Looks Just Plain Creepy

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by Jacob Hall January 23, 2014 @ 10:47 AM
http://youtu.be/szaLnKNWC-U
The first 'Babadook' trailer certainly knows its audience. After all, even the most seasoned horror fan gets creeped out by childish drawings of truly unsettling monsters, and this Australian horror film seems to have that in spades. If you happen to be at the Sundance Film Festival, you have a chance to go see this. Otherwise, you'll just have to make do with the trailer for the moment.