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Release Date: November 28th, 2014

DVD Release Date: April 14th, 2015

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Cathy Adamek, Benjamin Winspear, Craig Behenna

Director: Jennifer Kent

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Production Co: Causeway Films, Entertainment One, Smoking Gun Productions

Distributors: IFC Films

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  • Kent and editor Simon Njoo show maturity and trust in their material, expertly building tension through the insidious modulation from naturalistic dysfunctional family drama to all-out boogeyman terror. show more

  • As a director, working with actors, she may have drawn on her own experience acting in features and TV; whatever her method, she has come up with a matched pair of terrific performances. show more

  • The Babadook, then, is a study in madness that lurks beneath the surface. But it is also very much (and amusingly) a look at the trials of parenting, especially single-parenting: those days when you just want to, well, get your child out of the picture somehow. Of course, you don't act on those impulses. That's what the movies are for. show more

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