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The Babadook ()


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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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Amelia
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Samuel
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Claire
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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
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Supermarket Mum (as Tiffany Lyndall Knight)
Lucy Hong ...
Supermarket Little Girl
Sophie Riggs ...
Checkout Chick
Lotte Crawford ...
Kissing Woman
Chris Roberts ...
Kissing Man
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Doctor
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Warren
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Prue
Stephen Sheehan ...
Magician (as Steven Sheehan)
Pippa Wanganeen ...
Eastern Suburbs Mum
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Eastern Suburbs Mum
Michelle Nightingale ...
Eastern Suburbs Mum
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Police Sergeant
Michael Gilmour ...
Young Policeman
Craig McArdle ...
Young Policeman
Alicia Zorkovic ...
Fast Food Mum
India Zorkovic ...
Fast Food Kid
Isla Zorkovic ...
Fast Food Kid
Charlie Crabtree ...
Fast Food Kid
Ethan Grabis ...
Fast Food Kid
Sophie Allan ...
Fast Food Kid
John Maurice ...
Car Guy
Tim Purcell ...
The Babadook
Hachi ...
Bugsy

Directed by

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Jennifer Kent

Written by

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Jennifer Kent ... (writer)

Produced by

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Pete Best ... associate producer
Julie Byrne ... line producer
Kristina Ceyton ... producer
Jan Chapman ... executive producer
Jeff Harrison ... executive producer
Kristian Moliere ... producer
Jonathan Page ... executive producer
Michael Tear ... executive producer

Music by

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Jed Kurzel

Cinematography by

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Radek Ladczuk ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Simon Njoo

Editorial Department

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Scott Heysen ... data manager
Sean Lahiff ... assembly editor / assistant editor
Marty Pepper ... digital intermediate colorist
Kaz Rassoulzadegan ... assistant editor
David Gross ... editorial services (uncredited)

Casting By

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Nikki Barrett

Production Design by

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Alex Holmes

Art Direction by

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Karen Hannaford
Alex Holmes

Set Decoration by

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Jennifer Drake

Costume Design by

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Heather Wallace

Makeup Department

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Sue Carroll ... hair stylist: second unit, Sydney / makeup artist: second unit, Sydney
Andrea Hall ... casual makeup artist
Marion Lee ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Tracy Phillpot ... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor
Jen Rossiter ... casual makeup artist
Hannah Sinkinson ... casual makeup artist

Production Management

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Alexandra Blue ... post-production producer
Kate Butler ... post-production supervisor
Claire Yvonne Evans ... production manager: second unit, Sydney
Joshua Jaeger ... unit manager
Nicola Tate ... senior post-production producer

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kelly Carpenter ... second assistant director
Dimitri Ellerington ... first assistant director: second unit, Sydney
Jesse Goninon ... casual assistant director (as Jess Goninon)
Brad Lanyon ... first assistant director
Lauren Wells-Jones ... casual assistant director

Art Department

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Jeremy Aubert ... casual runner
Amy Baker ... buyer / set dresser
Lisa Campbell Harrap ... art department work experience
Wesley Champion ... puppet maker: second unit, Sydney
Richard Chataway ... prop maker
Michael Cobbing ... apprentice carpenter
Aimée-Lee Curran ... art department assistant: second unit, Sydney (as Aimee-Lee X. Curran)
Michael Cusack ... prop maker
Monique Fenech ... brush hands
Stephanie Fisher ... art department professional development / puppet maker
John Haratzis ... scenic artist
Eddie Hendel ... stand-by props: second unit, Sydney
Alex Juhasz ... designer: book design and illustration
Leeth Keough ... art department runner
Georgina Mills ... art department professional development
Jessie Mills ... casual buyer / casual set dresser
Ross Perkin ... set designer
Yuri Poetzl ... brush hands
Tim Purcell ... art department assistant / prop maker
Conor Reid ... art department assistant: second unit, Sydney
Kelly Rivett ... art department assistant
Jared Spencer ... casual carpenter
Paul Spencer ... construction manager
Geoffrey Tarr ... stand-by props (as Geoff Tarr)
Angus Henderson ... art department attachment (uncredited)
Ric Huxholl ... leading hand (uncredited)
Tristan Lucas ... prop maker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Marco Arlotta ... boom operator
Pete Best ... adr mixer: Best Fx / dialogue editor / mixing facilities supervisor: Boom Sound @ Best Fx
Scott Illingworth ... adr mixer: Best Fx
Des Kenneally ... sound recordist
Frank Lipson ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Andrew McGrath ... adr mixer: Soundwaves
Alex Robertson ... sound department intern
Hanno Ruesch ... dubbing mixer
John Simpson ... foley artist
Pete Smith ... re-recording mixer
Richard Teague ... location sound: second unit, Sydney
Tara Webb ... adr mixer: Huzzah Sound
James Carroll ... foley artist (uncredited)
Bruce Emery ... dolby consultant (uncredited)
Frank Lipson ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Robyn McFarlane ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Ryan Squires ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Belinda Trimboli ... assistant foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Dale Bamford ... prosthetics supervisor
Justin Dix ... prosthetics
Clint Dodd ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Mark Dickson ... visual effects compositor
Mark Holman Harris ... visual effects compositor
Mark McKenna ... visual effects compositor
Marty Pepper ... visual effects supervisor
Dale Roberts ... managing director: KOJO
David Smith ... visual effects artist
Angelo Caruso ... title artist (uncredited)
Jack James Troisi ... compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Dean Gould ... stunt rigger: second unit, Sydney
Reg Roordink ... stunt coordinator
Gordon Waddell ... stunt driver: second unit, Sydney
Dean Gould ... additional stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Sharelle Starr ... stund double: Amelia (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jordan Agutter ... camera assistant: second unit / electrics assistant: second unit
Adam Camporeale ... camera assistant: second unit / electrics assistant: second unit
Sam Chamberlain ... third electrics
Maxx Corkindale ... clapper loader / data wrangler
Chris Davies ... grip: second unit, Sydney
Michael Fairbairn ... additional camera operator: second unit, Sydney / data wrangler: second unit, Sydney
Hugh Freytag ... best boy / director of photography: second unit
David Gregan ... focus puller: second unit
Frank Hruby ... focus puller
Steven Hussey ... casual electrician: work experience
Robertto Karas ... gaffer
Stuart MacKenzie ... titles photographer
Gerard Maher ... first assistant camera: second unit, Sydney
Zac Murphy ... gaffer: second unit, Sydney
Matt Nettheim ... still photographer
Danny Philippou ... casual electrician: work experience
Louis Puli ... steadicam operator
Nima Nabili Rad ... director of photography: second unit
John Smith ... crane grip
Mike Smith ... key grip
Mira Soulio ... casual electrician: work experience
David Tang ... focus puller: second unit
Michael Tessari ... focus puller: second unit
Ben Walsh ... grip
John Ward ... best boy: second unit, Sydney
Nicholas Williams ... video split: second unit, Sydney
Dimitri Zaunders ... data wrangler: second unit, Sydney
Chase Parsons ... data wrangler (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Michael Cusack ... consultant: stop motion animation

Casting Department

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Natalie Wall ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Olivia Iacobelli ... costume buyer / costume stand-by
Vicki Nhieu ... wardrobe assistant: second unit, Sydney
Kim O'Mallon ... costume assistant
Gypsy Taylor ... costume illustrator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Sarah Abbey ... location scout
Mark Evans ... location scout
Jesse Goninon ... location scout
Brad Lanyon ... location scout
Scott McDonald ... location manager

Music Department

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Andrew Kotatko ... music supervisor
Ginger Kurzel ... vocals
Jed Kurzel ... music arranger / music performer
Matt Lovell ... music mixer

Transportation Department

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Peter Itsines ... driver: low loader

Other crew

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Mark Andersson ... electronic press kit
Olivia Beardsley ... puppeteer: second unit, Sydney
Hilary Bell ... script advisor
Ana Maria Belo ... puppeteer: second unit, Sydney
James Boorman ... title designer
Peita Breese ... puppeteer: second unit, Sydney
Chris Chamberlin ... unit publicist
Tom Ellis ... carpenter
Jakub Gaudasinski ... interpreter: Polish
Vinh Giang ... consultant: magician
Brian Holland ... insurance: Midland Insurance Brokers
Diane Katchmar ... tutor: for Noah Wiseman
Mark Kraus ... production accountant
Nik Lachajczak ... stock footage
Roger Lamey ... unit assistant
Alfredo Leone ... courtesy of: "I Tre Volti Della Paura" [Black Sabbath]
Alan Lloyd ... studio services: Adelaide Studios
Katrina Lucas ... electronic press kit
Canny Mak ... dog wrangler
Sonya Marshall ... caterer
Randall McGuire ... stock footage
Bryce Menzies ... legals: Marshalls & Dent Lawyers
Jo Mulcahy ... studio services: Adelaide Studios
Michelle Newton ... travel arranger: Travel Beyond
Talayna Moana Nikora ... safety officer: second unit, Sydney
David Noakes ... completion guarantor: FACB
Grant Noble ... production accounting attachment
Oscar O'Bryan ... legals: Marshalls & Dent Lawyers
Judi Oehme ... production coordinator
Stephen Packer ... director's assistant
Michael Philippou ... production runner
Reg Roordink ... safety supervisor
Kelvin Saik ... production runner: second unit, Sydney
Gemma Salomon ... production secretary
Joan Sauers ... script advisor
Jillian Shapiro ... chaperone: for Noah Wiseman
Taera Shroff ... script supervisor
Jen Smart ... post-production script
Corrie Soeterboek ... completion guarantor: FACB
Olivia Beardsley ... stand-in/body double (uncredited)
Nicole Dade ... development executive: Screen Australia (uncredited)
Michael Gilmour ... voice stand-in (uncredited)
Adam Kersh ... publicist: United States (uncredited)
Huma Khan ... director legal post production (uncredited)
Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten ... script consultant (uncredited)

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Suzanne Adams ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Ian Astridge ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Aileen Aujard ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Edward Aujard ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Tom Auld ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Jacqui Banham ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Kathy Bildhauer ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance (as Kathi Bildhauer)
Christopher Borgmann ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Katrina Bosworth ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Michael Cleggett ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Martha Coleman ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Sue Collins ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Mike Cowap ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Kiki Dillon ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Kathleen Drumm ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Daniel Dubiecki ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Darcy Economos ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Leschele Economos ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Michele Lukea Esteves ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Claire Yvonne Evans ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Peter Eyers ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Angie Fielder ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Ryan Frost ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Elad Gavish ... special thanks
Laura Gorun ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
David Gross ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Carina Gun ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Dalvyn Hale ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Elizabeth Hamilton ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Indi Hampton ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Miranda Hampton ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Richard Harris ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Annelie Hehn ... special thanks
Brigitte Hehn ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters / special thanks
Jochen Hehn ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters / special thanks
Juergen Hehn ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Renate Hehn ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Sonia Heinen ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Katrin Heuser ... special thanks
James Hewison ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Jonathan Holmes ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Matilda Holmes ... special thanks
Patrick Holmes ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Rachel Holmes ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Shaun Hoyt ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Tim Humphries ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Celia Ireland ... special thanks
Samantha Jennings ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Chris Jolliffe ... special thanks
Tiffany Katchmar ... special thanks
Alex Keay ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Justin Kurzel ... special thanks
Ignacy Ladczuk ... special thanks
Kasia Ladczuk ... special thanks
Dexter Lanyon ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Mark Lazarus ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Paul Macionis ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance, Foxtel Australia
Greg Marsh ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Brock Martin ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Rodd Martin ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
John Maynard ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Lynne Vincent McCarthy ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Roy McClurg ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Kath McIntyre ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Julian Meagher ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Virginia Mesiti ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Katarina Miller ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Alexei Mizin ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Emily Moliere ... special thanks
Matilda Moliere ... special thanks
Nerida Moore ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Belinda Mravicic ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Gabriella Muir ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Damian Nixey ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Ann Norgren Holmes ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Shunsuke Okubo ... special thanks
Viron Papadopoulos ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Mark Parsons ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Carla Petermann ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Gerd Petermann ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Luke Phillips ... special thanks
Halcyon Pratt ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Eldercare Kirkholme Residents ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Neil Richards ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Suzanne Richards ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Vuk Rsumovic ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Julie Ryan ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Viv Scanu ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Bernd Schmitz-Draeger ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Claudia Schmitz-Draeger ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Tali Shalom-Ezer ... special thanks
Jillian Shapiro ... special thanks
Lisa Shaunessy ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Megan Simpson Huberman ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance (as Megan Simpson Hubermann)
Katherine Slattery ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Kirsty Stark ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Tom Stoppard ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Torus Tammer ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Horatio Thoms ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Brett Thornquest ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Brian Trenchard-Smith ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Natalie Venning ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Caroline Verge ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Lance Weiler ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Naomi Wenck ... special thanks
Alex White ... the filmmakers wish to thank: for their support and assistance
Jeffrey Whitmarsh ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
Judy Wilson ... special thanks
Mary Zaszlos ... huge thank you: to our KICKSTARTER supporters
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines If it's in a word. Or it's in a look. You can't get rid of ... The Babadook See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mister Babadook (France)
  • Der Babadook (Germany)
  • Babadook (Spain)
  • A Babadook (Hungary)
  • Omul negru (Romania)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Jennifer Kent holds the rights to the film. When asked if there would be a sequel, she said, "I will never allow any sequel to be made, because it's not that kind of film. I don't care how much I'm offered, it's just not going to happen." See more »
Goofs Samuel pushes the girl out of the tree house backwards, yet she somehow falls forward. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Terror Nullius (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Music from 'Skippy' See more »
Quotes The Babadook: [from trailer] Ba-ba-ba... dook! Dook! DOOOOOKH!
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