The Babadook

The Babadook (2014)

  • Director: Jennifer Kent
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  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Psychological
  • Country: Australia, Canada
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A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Top Cast

Noah Wiseman
Noah Wiseman
  • As: Samuel
Barbara West
Barbara West
  • As: Mrs. Roach
Benjamin Winspear
Benjamin Winspear
  • As: Oskar (as Ben Winspear)
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Critic Reviews

On purely formal grounds (the ones on which the genre lives or dies), Kent is a natural. She favors crisp compositions and unfussy editing, transforming the banal house itself into a subtle, shadowy threat.
— Joshua Rothkopf (Time Out)