Blu-ray (Special Edition) | DVD
Director: Jennifer Kent
Screenwriter: Jennifer Kent
Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear
IFC Films | Scream Factory
Rated R | 94 Minutes
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook is an Australian horror film about a mother and son (Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman) who are tormented by a supernatural creature.
After her husband’s tragic death, Amelia (Davis) is left to raise her son Samuel (Wiseman) alone. Sam begins displaying erratic behavior, building weapons to fight an imaginary monster. When Sam’s behavior worsens, Amelia is forced to take him out of school.
One night, Sam asks his mother to read from a disturbing pop-up storybook he finds on his shelf. The story, Mister Babadook, is about a boogeyman whose arrival is heralded by three sharp knocks. Once someone is made aware of its existence, the monster torments that person indefinitely.
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