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May 14, 2020 - The Babadook

A MUM WHO NEEDS MORE SLEEP ?

THE BABADOOK (2014) Executed with fearsome finesse and a refusal to rush towards mere frights, Jennifer Kent's 2014 debut feature was a striking psychological horror film about the burden of motherhood. Weighed down by grief over the death of her husband on the day their son was born, Amelia (Essie Davis) has struggled to raise now six-year-old Samuel (Noah Wiseman). When a picture book – complete with rhyming text – about the titular creature enters their life, the dynamic between the exhausted mother and the difficult child acquires a fearful tenor. Whether the Babadook is real or not, the story's maternal bond has a memorable tug to it. Amazon, 89 minutes

Last updated on Thursday May 14th 2020

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