“A smart, respectful horror that puts character and emotional issues first, yet never at the cost of a delightful and haunting fright. ”~The Playlist
Aroview: A single mother and her disobedient son are stalked by a malevolent spirit summoned by a children's book in this expertly directed psychological horror.
Expanding from the director's own b/w short film 'Monster', this more fully harnesses the tension built on the anxiety of single motherhood, and lifts its game considerably in terms of acting, production design (spooky blue-black) and the Babadook himself, who is sure to enter the pantheon of horror boogeymen. Though it does lose some confidence in nailing a resolution that does justice what has preceded it, this can consider itself the best, if not the spookiest, Australian horror film ever made.