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The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 28 November 2014 (USA)
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A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amelia
... Samuel
... Claire
... Robbie
Barbara West ... Mrs. Roach
Benjamin Winspear ... Oskar (as Ben Winspear)
Chloe Hurn ... Ruby
Jacquy Phillips ... Beverly (as Jacqy Phillips)
Bridget Walters ... Norma
Annie Batten ... Old Woman in Corridor
Tony Mack ... Principal
Carmel Johnson ... Teacher
... Supermarket Mum (as Tiffany Lyndall Knight)
Lucy Hong ... Supermarket Little Girl
Sophie Riggs ... Checkout Chick
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Storyline

Amelia, who lost her husband in a car crash on the way to give birth to Samuel, their only child, struggles to cope with her fate as a single mom. Samuel's constant fear of monsters and violent reaction to overcome the fear doesn't help her cause either, which makes her friends become distant. When things can not get any worse, they read a strange book in their house about the 'Babadook' monster that hides in the dark areas of their house. Even Amelia seems to feel the effect of Babadook and desperately tries in vain to destroy the book. The nightmarish experiences the two encounter form the rest of the story. Written by PipingHotViews

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Don't let it in. See more »

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Drama | Horror

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,007, 28 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$924,279, 8 February 2015
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Trivia

In Hebrew, ba-badook means "he is coming for sure." See more »

Goofs

After reading The Babadook and putting Samuel to bed, Amelia watches TV and sees a commercial for phone sex. The number is 1-900-646-EASY, which would be a US telephone number, even though the film is set in Australia. See more »

Quotes

The Babadook: [from trailer] Ba-ba-ba... dook! Dook! DOOOOOKH!
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Nightcrawler/The Babadook (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Music from 'No! No! A Thousand Times No!'
Written by George Steiner
Published by Famous Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Pty Ltd
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Not what you expect
10 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film on Copenhagen pix yesterday. The movie was compared to "the orphanage", and even though i liked that film i was a bit in doubt if i should go for it because i was not in the mood for a heavy emotional, mother and son horror-drama. But its everything but. Sure its horror, sure its drama, but the tone is very different from the Spanish movies around same kind of subject which are very serious.This is way more fresh, snappy and sometimes funny actually, without being lame. But also creepy, its the change of moods thats freaky. Nice style. The actors are supreme and the whole socialrrealistic scene around it is far out and overexagerated, which the horror part also is. But it works, because its a metaphorical movie describing a feeling. Its highly original. If you expect the same supernatural children horror movie As you have seen before, think twice. This is new, this is cool, different. The best movie i have seen in a year. Serious. It never gets melodramatic, its fast, entertaining and a bit psychedelic. Very refreshing. And smart, clever. It has it all. I am a big fan.


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