From a long forgotten pop-up book on a shelf in the back of Dr. Oddball’s Chamber of Horrors comes… wait – from a POP-UP BOOK?
■ Title — The Babadook
■ Director — Jennifer Kent
■ Cast — Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall
■ ©2014 ■ Unrated ■ 1h 34min ■ Drama Horror
■ Distributed by Shout! Factory ■
Yes, a children’s pop-up book is the source of the Babadook, whatever it is. Is it real? Is it an illusion? Is it a demon, a ghost, or just a shadow? The film doesn’t tell you any details, which is a refreshing change from films that insist on explaining everything. You probably wouldn’t listen anyway while you’re running away screaming or hiding under your covers. Although unrated, the film contains no offensive material, but don’t let this lull you into thinking that it isn’t scary!