The Babadook book

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Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook remains one of the best – and scariest – horror movies of 2014, with only Oculus providing any real competition (for further details, check out my review from earlier the year!). Halloween heralded both its home entertainment release and its international cinematic release, where it’s raked in much more dosh than…

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The Babadook (2014)

It’s a rare film that can balance the supernatural and the psychotic. It requires walking the razor’s edge of taut surrealism without toppling into ridiculousness or incoherency. A few films have succeeded – Repulsion, The Innocents, The Shining, Eraserhead. And now, The Babadook. A feature length adaptation of Aussie director Jennifer Kent’s 2005 short Monster,…