The Babadook is a 2014 Australian-Canadian psychological horror drama movie, written and directed by Jennifer Kent as her directorial debut. It is about a woman and her son being tortured by an evil spirit based on a child's book. The movie stars Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman, while Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear appear in supporting roles.
|Directed by||Jennifer Kent|
|Written by||Jennifer Kent|
|Produced by||Kristina Ceyton|
|Edited by||Simon Njoo|
|Music by||Jed Kurzel|
|Distributed by||Entertainment One|
|Box office||$6.7 million|
The Babadook was produced by Causeway Films (Kristina Ceyton) and is based on the short movie Monster (2005), also written and directed by Kent. The movie was shown at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and received positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes' aggregation, it was ranked as the third most-liked movie of the year.
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