The Babadook

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date: January 23, 2015 - Calgary - January 23, 2015 - Calgary
February 20 - Victoria
March 6 - Toronto
March 14 - Saskatoon
March 25 - Waterloo

DVD: April 14, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 1.40
based on 728 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear


Amelia, a single mother, plagued by her husband's violent death, lives with her son Samuel. One night Samuel asks Amelia to read him a book he finds on a shelf, called Babadook. Amelia finds the book disturbing, and quickly burns it. However, the story isn’t over as she soon discovers a sinister presence lurking in the house.

As her son begins to act out of control, and she begins seeing things, her life soon becomes a fight for survival. The Babadook is coming for her son, and she will have to face her darkest fears as she tries to protect him.

Director: Jennifer Kent
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere
Screenplay: Jennifer Kent
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  • 5 stars "Child is incredible actor"
  • 1 star "Oh man this was awful! I wanted to see that little brat skinned alive!"
  • 1 star "The most overpraised horror film of the century. Not scary at all. Noah Wiseman's character was totally repugnant. The filmmaker made that kid WAY too obnoxious and by doing so, completely lost control of her film. This is a monster movie, alright. The kid was the monster. One of the most frustrating films ever made."