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Year
2014
Runtime
94 min.
Director
Jennifer Kent
Genres
Drama, Horror
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
100,991
Checks
10,734
Favs
728
Dislikes
168
Favs/checks
6.8% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Nightwalker's avatar

    Nightwalker

    The Babadook has been labeled the best Australian horror movie in years. I've got not much to compare to, but I do recognize a good horror picture when I see one. While you won't have to prepare for jump scares, gallons of blood or unbearable tension, Jennifer Kent's movie relies on the expressions of the actors and the psychological darkness surrounding the story. Essie Davis and child actor Noah Wiseman give their best making their facial expressions speak a thousand words and mostly they succeed. In addition, I think it is possible to read a subtext in this movie: the Babadook being the psychological terror of not being able to cope with reality. Of course that's just a possible interpretation (although I like the metaphorical layer of the ending when looking at the movie this way). The kind of horror that adds a pinch of Dark Touch to movies like Mama, Sinister and Oculus. Recommended! 9 years 6 months ago
  2. Implar's avatar

    Implar

    Excellent horror movie that actually managed to make me feel uneasy. One of the best horror movies I've seen in a long, long time. 9 years 6 months ago
  3. ThomasFTB's avatar

    ThomasFTB

    Not too shabby.
    One thing that really bugged me was the occasional stock sound effect. Which is a shame, because otherwise the sound design was really good. But then once in a while there'd be this stock "monster roar" sound effect that you've heard in a million cheap genre flicks, and you can't help but roll your eyes.
    9 years 7 months ago
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