Amelia (AFI Award winner Essie Davis, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Slap) is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at her house, she is forced to battle with her son’s deep-seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her. A chilling tale of unseen and otherworldly horror in the haunting tradition of The Orphanage, Jennifer Kent’s visceral journey into the heart of fear itself is as terrifying as it is believable. Critics hail this calling it "ONE OF THE STRONGEST, MOST EFFECTIVE HORROR FILMS OF RECENT YEARS" (Empire Magazine); "A FLAT OUT MASTERPIECE" (Indiwire), "TRULY FRIGHTENING" (Total Film); "DEEPLY DISTURBING AND UNUSUALLY BEAUTIFUL" (Variety). Time Out NY warns "THERE GOES YOUR PEACEFUL NIGHT'S SLEEP".
Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney
Director Jennifer Kent