The Babadook (2014)
The movie The Babadook is an Australian horror movie directed by Jennifer Kent and produced by Causeway films, casted by Essie Davis played as Amelia, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight and Noah Wiseman played as Samuel. The movie is showed at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival last January 17, 2014 for critically acclaim but release last March 22, 2014 in the public cinema.
The movie has his original character and storyline but has some same plot, another boogeyman want to abduct a child, showing in his dream and the parents did not believe then showing to them and loves conquers all. The story also have a connection with the psychological and depressing conflicts faced by a single mother whose son’s birth is ruin by tragic death of her husband and the whole story of the Babadook creature, causing an unresolved outcome, can be considered traumatic event. The acting is definitely good of the cast, although the supporting characters are missing something.
The sets and where the movie was made are connected to the story, some creepy, lonely place, and the sound and colour effects did the job. Got his original boogeyman but something is missing maybe lack of details in the Babadook character, his like a man in coat. The movie is really adaptable; you can easily understand the movie without leaving any question or mystery. The movie has its great points and that is the great acting and convincing performance of the cast, Essie Davis played as Amelia delivers great emotional and distractive performance. Amelia tried so hard to raise Samuel, her “out-of-control” six year old son. A son she finds hard to love after the tragically death of her husband six years ago. Samuel’s dreams are stained by a monster he believes is coming to kill them.
“Mister Babadook” is a creepy story book that Samuel believed holds a creature in his dream. In time the Babadook slowly begins to show its self to Amelia and convincing her that his son’s dream is real. Watching this movie gives me the creeps, it makes my hair in stand with fear, and I even hide for some times. A new horror character and never before seen in your life will haunt you in your sleep. I recommend this movie to be watch and be frightened. I’ll definitely include this film in my spooky list. Do not say I did not warn you.