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2.487 Rating

The Babadook

Disutradarai oleh Jennifer Kent
Australia, 2014
Drama, Horor, Thriller


A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her agitated son’s fear of a monster from a book named the The Babadook, that he believes is lurking in the house. She soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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The Babadook Disutradarai oleh Jennifer Kent

Penghargaan & Festival

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | 1 Pemenang: Best First Feature

2014 | 2 nominasi: Best Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 | 1 Pemenang: Best First Feature

2014 | 1 nominasi: Best Lead Actress

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2014 | 1 Pemenang: Best First Film

Whether it has enough narrative material to fill 95 minutes is debatable, but that’s never stopped up-and-comers before. Jennifer Kent clearly studied her vintage Polanski thrillers, not just for the claustrophobia, horror, and paranoid hallucinations, but for the morbid sense of humor. (It also can’t be a coincidence that the maternal heroine bares a striking resemblance to Mia Farrow, Rosemary herself).
October 29, 2017
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Wake in Fright may be the quintessential Australian film and some may argue that it is, in its own way, a horror film. The Babadook however, shifts perceptions and let us in on a version of the country rarely screened… A psychological mind bender that tackles the horrors of motherhood in the face of isolation and gendered expectations, The Babadook stands out as one of the best horror films of the past decade.
October 31, 2016
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The Babadook is a boldly difficult film to watch, as it connects one directly and inexorably to a mother’s sense of hopelessness and to her blossoming hatred of her son. It often feels as if director Jennifer Kent is on the verge of exposing something deeply taboo and unnerving about the ugly primordial emotions that parents must suppress in order to raise their children, and this is her greatest achievement.
April 08, 2015
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  • Stefan Drees's rating of the film The Babadook

    For me one of the best horror films of the last years: the Babadook as metaphor for the unresolved fears in one’s life. The effectiveness lies in the simplicity of story and narration, and the possibility that everything may be delusional, resulting from the trauma which determines the relationship between mother and son. Furthermore, cinematography (e.g. light, shadows and colors) and sound design are brillant.

  • Hannah Seitz's rating of the film The Babadook

    its rare to find a horror movie that is well made and thoughtful as well as being truly terrifying. I love the design and the characters, and the subject matter really resonates

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film The Babadook

    "The Babadook" successfully synthesizes a bevy of notable influences, from German Expression to "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Repulsion," while still making its own singular contribution to the genre of psychological horror. The Caligari-esque pop-up monster may be the 'hook,' but in the end he's merely a device to talk about bi-polar disorder, sexual frustration, and a host of other contemporary maladies.

  • T. J. Mesen's rating of the film The Babadook

    A psychological horror for horror fans. Unlike most contemporaries, Kent (thankfully) understands that horror does not just mean throwing in cheap jump scares at assorted points in the narrative. She's not just piecing scenes, characters, objects, and places indistinctly. She understands mood, crafting a bleak location that reflects the characters' internal pains. She paces it to match their growing anguish, using...

  • Gia de Almeida's rating of the film The Babadook

    This movie is a breath of fresh air in the horror/thriller genre - horror with a message, I like it! The direction is very good as is the cinematography: it's very atmospheric and eerie and it feeds a sense of anticipation and dread. All of this is complete with stellar performances especially from Essie Davis and great character development.

  • Huey McEvoy's rating of the film The Babadook

    The main bulk of the film smartly uses horror tropes to explore the experience of psychosis resulting from PTSD. But this reading unravels in the film's closing scenes, which is a shame: it's a brilliantly realised concept that - oddly - is rarely addressed in the horror genre. Essie Davis gives her all as the exhausted mother, and Noah Wiseman's challenging, misunderstood son preys on every parent's nightmares.

  • Marina C.'s rating of the film The Babadook

    A favourite because of the attention given to each detail, sound, colour and the amazing acting from both lead actors. Was not expecting the film-making and the story telling to be as amazing as it was. Very subtle and yet on spot horror, that gives you an almost "child" perspective of very real human feelings such as grief and loss. Beautiful.

  • Tigrão's rating of the film The Babadook

    By far the best horror film I have seen in eons. It's brilliantly acted and very well done technically. The most terrifying thing is actually the unravelling mother/son relationship, which is symbolized by the never-really-seen Babadook monster. Brilliant.

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