The Babadook

The Babadook

Friday, June 30 - Thursday, July 6, 2017

Named Best First Film of 2014 by the New York Film Critics Circle!

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.

Screening as part of To Hell and Outback: Australian Horror

  • Country Australia
  • Year 2014
  • Running Time 93 minutes
  • Director Jennifer Kent