• The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook

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: Thriller , Horror

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    The Babadook is the rare horror tale that's also a triumph of empathy. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    This is the scariest movie of the year. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Winner Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Winner Best Original Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Lead Actress
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Winner Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)