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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...