The little Australian horror movie The Babadook is terrifying the critics at Sundance. Now's your chance to get a first look at what people are buzzing about. The movie's first trailer introduces a brand new monster, The Babadook.
Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the movie features a widow and her eerie little boy. Together they stumble upon a terrifyingly illustrated story titled The Babadook. Hell even the name is creepy. Here's the official synopsis:
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.
Fingers crossed this movie gets a release date stateside soon.