A new clip has been released from The Babadook, the Australian horror film that has been building up quite the buzz since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. For those who don’t know, The Babadook tells the story of a mother struggling to deal with her difficult child, who believes that a monster is coming to kill them. When a storybook titled The Babadook turns up, the child is convinced that the monster depicted is the one he’s been having nightmares about. We saw this one a few months ago and found it be one of the creepiest films we’d seen in a while (full review HERE). The Babadook clip below doesn’t give away any of the major scares, but it shows off a nice example of how unsettling and eerie certain moments are.
Official synopsis for The Babadook:
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.
ETA: UK – 24 October, 2014. USA (limited) & VOD – 28 November, 2014.