Hallucinating beautiful piece of horror movie. Dreamy and melancholic. These are only couple of descriptions used to describe and experience watching Australian masterpiece.
Mom and son live together after the tragic accident in which father was killed. Mom fights insomnia, depression and nightmares at night and during daytime works in an nursery home and tries her best to cope with son Samuel and his behavioral problems. Loneliness prevails and sorrow is a constant until Samuel brings home the book for kids about the creature called Mr Babadook. Strange things begin to happen and the border between reality and madness becomes more and more blurred.
This move is a psychological drama cleverly packed into a horror movie. Story about single parent trying to keep your mind sane in the life struggle of the modern world which crumbles around you. The gradation of the scary and absolute lack of gore and death make this one a true gem. Why? Because not many modern horror nowadays base their fright on an atmosphere, instead they only use gore and special effects along with cheap tricks. Essie Davis is great in the role of dismayed mother Amelia and Noah Wiseman played little Samuel awesome. I am sure that we will hear more of the director Jennifer Kent as well in the years to come. Great movie!
Perfect song inspired with the movie by master Argyle Goolsby himself: