The Babadook: Australian Horror at Its Scariest (Review and Trailer)
Australian horror is in a niche all its own and the 2014 film The Babadook presents its scariest points in a combination of stress, terror and over imagination, maybe. Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook is her first feature length project. It tells the tale of single mother and her son dealing with the issue of death and the fear of a bogeyman type character discovered in a children’s book. Starring Essie Davis (Burning Man, Girl With a Pearl Earring) and Noah Wiseman this film slowly builds in intensity piling on the pressure until the two main characters are consumed by their fear of this fictional creature.