The Babadook (2014)


A single 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. (IMDb)
The chilling mood created by startling sound effects and eerie visuals is amplified by stellar editing in both areas, as a wide and volatile volume spectrum along with quick scene cuts keep you on the edge of your seat. The truly spooky monster plot, meanwhile, is filled out nicely by the unsettling lead characters–a discomfortingly violent young boy and his tragic single mother (Davis is excellent). This is hard-working horror that relies on a well-crafted atmosphere instead of cheap scares.
7.5/10 (Really Good)


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