Part of Depot's Halloween Season
Amelia is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel, whose dreams are plagued by a sinister 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 and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour - until she begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her.
'Jennifer Kent's tremendously atmospheric and creepy horror comes highly recommended for those who like complex characterisation and ambiguity with their thrills and chills' - Catherine Bray, Film4