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Mister Babadook (2014)

The Babadook (original title)
12 | | Drama, Horror | 30 July 2014 (France)
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A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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Supermarket Mum (as Tiffany Lyndall Knight)
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Storyline

Amelia, who lost her husband in a car crash on the way to give birth to Samuel, their only child, struggles to cope with her fate as a single mom. Samuel's constant fear of monsters and violent reaction to overcome the fear doesn't help her cause either, which makes her friends become distant. When things can not get any worse, they read a strange book in their house about the 'Babadook' monster that hides in the dark areas of their house. Even Amelia seems to feel the effect of Babadook and desperately tries in vain to destroy the book. The nightmarish experiences the two encounter form the rest of the story. Written by PipingHotViews

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Don't let it in. See more »

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Drama | Horror

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Also Known As:

Mister Babadook  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,007, 28 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$924,279, 8 February 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie had a campaign where you could buy a copy of 'The Babadook Popup Book' for $80.00. The first 2000 copies are numbered and signed by the director, Jennifer Kent. The book contains pop-up pictures as well as additional pages not seen in the movie. (The campaign was only open for a limited amount of time and is no longer available). See more »

Goofs

After reading The Babadook and putting Samuel to bed, Amelia watches TV and sees a commercial for phone sex. The number is 1-900-646-EASY, which would be a US telephone number, even though the film is set in Australia. See more »

Quotes

Prue: I'm Prue and this is Warren. How are you?
Samuel: I'm a bit tired from the drugs Mom gave me...
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Soundtracks

Music from 'The Strange Love of Martha Ivers'
Written by Miklós Rózsa
Published by Famous Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Pty Ltd
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Subtle and Creepy
2 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, its dark and unnerving without resorting to loud bangs or "found footage" style filming to get its scares.

Low budget and well shot, the film leans on the power of suggestion and tone to create a film which has a sense of unease throughout, tonally like the Exorcist, where there is this underlying feeling of dread and helplessness

The scares are not spoon fed, so this won't be for everyone, if your brand of horror is purely just modern films like Insidious or the recent Annabelle - then this might not be for you.

One of my favourite films of the year.


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