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The Babadook
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Essie Davis Essie Davis
Amelia
Noah Wiseman Noah Wiseman
Samuel
Barbara West Barbara West
Mrs. Roach
Chloe Hurn Chloe Hurn
Ruby
Jacquy Phillips Jacquy Phillips
Beverly


Written by
Jennifer Kent Jennifer Kent
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2 years, 6 months ago at Nov 29 3:00
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Great acting, and an overall very good movie! Highly recommended if you are interested in the depiction of mental illness. I don't want to go into a detailed review, but this was one of those movies which was made with love and care for the details. It reminded me a little bit to Jacob's Ladder and Black Swan. This means you should expect a psychological horror film,... read more

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2 years, 7 months ago at Nov 14 5:58
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I remember seeing the trailer for this and it looked interesting enough. However it didn't seem like something I would rush to see or hype about. Now I have been hearing a lot about it and so I decided to see for myself what this movie had to offer. It starts off pretty interestingly. I never thought about what my parents were dreaming about when I was a kid waking them up in the middle of the nig... read more

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7 months, 2 weeks ago at Nov 9 7:11
1 vote
This is a great film that kept me on edge from start to finish. It had some frightening moments with some very touching moments between a son and his mother. Beautiful movie. I personally liked It Follows a million times better given its creative style and soundtrack.
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A single 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.
Release date: 22 May 2014
Tags: Horror (10), 2014 (8), Drama (6), Thriller (5), Australia (4), Supernatural (3), Grief (3), 2010s (3), Death (2), Australian (2), Depression (2), Multiple Personality (1), Writer (1), Monsters (1), Book (1), Single Mothers (1), Loneliness (1), Story Book (1), Children Book (1), Monster (1)
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