E One Peers Into The Crack, Introduces The Babadook

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Two new international horror films

Two horror films from different parts of the world landed on our radar at the American Film Market.

The first is called The Babadook, hailing from Australia and directed by Jenifer Kent. A cast has not been set, but we have the synopsis.

Six years after the death of her husband, Amelia struggles to discipline her out of control 6-year-old Samuel – a son she finds difficult to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill tem both. When a disturbing storybook called “The Babadook” turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babdook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. And when Amelia begins to see glimpses of the creature herself, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may well be real.

The other film is the Spanish language Argentinian The Crack, from Alfonso Acosta. This one is further along in production.

A year after the murder of young Marcela, her family travels to an isolated country house, intending to heal its wounds. But in the hauntingly beautiful countryside, the trip will soon turn into a collective hell. The isolation unearths the memories of Marcela’s death; one son’s deep attraction to his aunt; another son’s hatred for his brother; and the dark fantasy that completely envelops the family’s 7-year-old twins, based on the macabre stories that their aunt tells them before bed. Soon the family members are sunk into a state of nightmarish insanity that some of them may not survive.

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor

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