The Babadook

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The Babadook
Directed byJennifer Kent
Written byJennifer Kent
Produced byKristina Ceyton
Kristian Moliere
StarringEssie Davis
Noah Wiseman
Hayley McElhinney
Daniel Henshall
Barbara West
Ben Winspear
CinematographyRadek Ladczuk
Edited bySimon Njoo
Music byJed Kurzel
Causeway Films
Distributed byEntertainment One
IFC Films
Icon Productions
Release dates
  • 17 January 2014 (2014-01-17) (Sundance)
  • 22 May 2014 (2014-05-22) (Australia)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
  • Australia, Canada
Budget$2 million
Box office$6.7 million[2]

The Babadook is a 2014 Australian-Canadian psychological horror drama movie, written and directed by Jennifer Kent as her directorial debut.[3] 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.

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.[4][5] On Rotten Tomatoes' aggregation, it was ranked as the third most-liked movie of the year.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Babadook". British Board of Film Classification. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  2. "The Babadook". Box Office Mojo., Inc. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  3. SA horror film The Babadook to make a profit thanks to significant overseas success - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  4. Caceda, Eden (9 December 2013). "Two Aussie Features Selected For Sundance". Filmink. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  5. Rooney, David (21 January 2014). "The Babadook: Sundance Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. "Best of 2014". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 15 August 2015.

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