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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.