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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.

Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, and Daniel Henshall 

Directed and written by: Jennifer Kent

  Babadook! Babadook! Baba... ok that’s enough. It’s just such an unusual name. There's just an awkward feeling almost every time it's mentioned in “Babadook.” Oh, and it’s almost hilarious when the Babadook itself says its name. No offense if your name is Babadook by the way.
  All right to the serious stuff. A movie can stand out for many reasons, but a lot of times horror movies fall short when it comes to standing out in the acting department. Well, "Babadook" stands out first and foremost because of the acting. Essie Davis, who plays Amelia, is fantastic. She brings out the most in playing a single mother, who is struggling with the death of her husband, dealing with her unique son Samuel (Noah Wiseman), and then handling the stress of every day life. Essie does a great job of progressively getting more stressed out by the situation she finds herself in, and a terrific job in scenes where she flips from being a mad woman to a loving mother. 
  Then there's Noah Wiseman, who is another young actor that doesn't miss a beat in a tough role. Naturally, the scenes where he just has to be a kid are easy. However, Noah doesn't have an easy job playing off of Amelia's mood changes, but he handles it well. He particularly does a good job when Samuel basically just goes into a tantrum, and when he has to show his love for Amelia.
  As for the story, some of it is familiar to other horror movies, but it does have some originality to it starting with that name. Yes... Babadook!!! The Babadook does some things that are also similar to other movies, but yet again has its own originality. Whenever it's around the scenes are very dark, and it definitely creates a creepy atmosphere. As the audience might expect, mother and son have to find a way to beat the Babadook. What's particularly pleasing about this ending is what happens to the Babadook, and the mother and son. It's not something always seen in horror movies.
  It shouldn't be surprising that "Babadook" is becoming more known as it gets good reviews. Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman do a fabulous job of portraying a mother and son who are struggling with life, and the evil that is terrorizing them. There's enough originality in the movie to keep the audience interested in the story, besides just routing for the mother and son. The great ending tops of the story nicely, and leads me to give this movie 3.5 pools of blood.



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