The Babadook (2014)

“The Babadook” is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film written and directed by Jennifer Kent. The film stars Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman and follows the story of a single mother struggling to raise her young son after the death of her husband. The mother and son are plagued by a malevolent presence called the Babadook, which emerges from a children’s book and begins to terrorize their lives.

The film received critical acclaim for its originality, direction, and strong performances, particularly from Essie Davis, who was praised for her portrayal of the mother’s descent into madness. It was also noted for its exploration of themes such as grief, mental illness, and the relationships between mothers and sons.

“The Babadook” was a commercial success and was nominated for numerous awards, including the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Horror Movie. It has since become a cult classic in the horror genre and is often cited as one of the best horror films of the 2010s.

Duration: 94 min.

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