THE BABADOOK (2014) ... A HORROR That Will SCARE The Devil Right Out of You!!!

‘If it’s in a word or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook.’

The Babadook is a tiny Australian movie with an enormous bite! You could literally count the amount of actors in this movie on one hand and that's where the magic of it lies and the secret to giving you just the right amount of scares to keep you from a good night's sleep.

The movie is purposely made to enhance feelings of loneliness, depression, despair and fear and this is achieved using dark tones, loud sounds of ordinary things and lastly the atmosphere of two people a woman and child almost trapped and alone in their home.

The Babadook on its simplest form is a definite psychological thriller that eats away at your mind exposing your fear through layer after layer of waves of terror. It's just a horror movie isn't it? Upon further interpretation you may actually be seeing a woman whose mind has snapped and is suffering a delusion brought about by the loss of her husband and the responsibility of raising her strange son on her own, perhaps the movie is simply us watching this poor woman lose her mind and everything we see thereafter is a metaphor for her descent into madness?

 Well maybe my perception is totally wrong and we're just watching a good old horror movie with a supernatural fiend that preys upon the downtrodden and in this case a solitary mother and child. The mother and child dynamic, has been used to good effect in the past, as with The Ring movies and The Grudge so that formula has it's own recipe for a successful movie. Whatever your take, you will agree after viewing this, that the scare factor is extremely high and what more can we ask from the dismal selection of good horror movies these days.

A troubled widow (Essie Davis) discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children's book.
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