Friday, December 1, 2017
The Babadook (2014)
A widowed woman and her difficult child find themselves being terrorized by a strange force after reading a scary children's book.
I can't stress "difficult child" enough. Honestly, there were times that I wanted to shut of the television whenever the little boy showed up. For this reason, you really sympathized with the mother character and might even find yourself hoping that the scary monster does something to ease her suffering.
The Babadook is an extremely creepy film that hits on all those childhood fears and blends them with a few adult ones too. The acting is extremely well done (at least I hope that kid was just acting!) and the story pulls you in and doesn't let go.
There were a few noticeable flaws here and there, but nothing that really distracts you from the overall tone of the film.
The Babadook itself is almost always in shadow, so you'll be disappointed if you're looking for a good monster movie. But if dark psychological thriller is your cup of tea, this is the film for you.
Film Information: The Babadook