This morning, I posted my review for Jennifer Kent’s incredibly effective horror film, The Babadook. The story focuses on a single mother who reads a children’s book called “Mister Babadook” to her young child, and unintentionally conjures the eponymous monster, which begins to terrorize the household. The movie fried my nerves, and I think horror fans will really enjoy it. However, this trailer does give away some big moments, and the picture is scarier if you don’t know what’s coming.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer [warning: minor spoilers]. The Babadook stars Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Babadook:
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. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a 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 he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him. 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.