Writer-director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook is one of this year’s better horror offerings that works on a lot of levels. I really liked this one a lot. It doesn’t hit the States from IFC until November 28th, but we’ve got a look at the UK trailer here if you want a sneak peek.
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her out of control 6-year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuels dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both.
When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature hes been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her sons behaviour. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.
The Babadook hits UK and Irish cinemas on October 24th. Stay tuned for more cover as we get closer to the U.S. debut.