The Babadook


State TheatreWed, Jul 30, 2014 11:59 PM
Sponsored by:
Max Fisher
Start time: 12:15 am
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Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:94 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:Australia
Original Language:English
Web Site:!the-babadook
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Essie Davis
Daniel Henshall
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
Benjamin Winspear
Tim Purcell
Hayley McElhinney
Director:Jennifer Kent
Produced by:Kristina Ceyton
Kristian Moliere
Screenwriter:Jennifer Kent
Cinematography:Radoslaw Ladczuk
Editing By:Simon Njoo
Music By:Jed Kurzel


Please note: This screening starts at 12:15am

If you’ve ever worried about what lurked behind the door or under your bed, this gruesome treat is sure to ignite your deepest primordial fears. When a gothic nightmare of a children’s book called “Mr. Babadook” mysteriously appears in the home of Amelia, a stressed out single mom, and her deeply troubled, tantrum-prone son Samuel, the book seems to take on a life of its own, and Samuel becomes increasingly convinced that the storybook creature is out to kill them both. Even after trying to rid themselves of this terrorizing tome, Samuel’s aggressive outbursts take a violent turn toward his mother. Amelia must decide if her son is truly unhinged or if there really is a boogeyman creeping in her halls. One of the most critically-acclaimed and stylish spookers of the year, this darkly evocative fairytale laced with pure psychological terror is a simmering elaborately designed, and deeply unsettling look at familial tension.