Not Rated | | Drama, Horror
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.
Director Jennifer Kent mentioned (0:31:18 in the DVD featurette 'Cast and Crew Interviews') that they auditioned 8 and 9 year olds for the part of Samuel, but there was a knowing quality that crept into their performances that precluded the ... ...
You can't get rid of the Babadook
When Amelia is screaming at the Babadook after the picture on the dresser falls over, the black frame on the wall to the left of her head is noticeably slanted, but when she is shown again the frame is perfectly straight. When Amelia says "You're trespassing in my house!" the same frame falls. A few seconds later, when she is shown again, it is back on the wall. Then right after they show Sam hugging Amelia from behind the frame is gone again.
$559,147 (UK) (26 October 2014)
$924,279 (USA) (8 February 2015)
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