The Babadook Image
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 140 Ratings

Summary: Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, and he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behavior, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real. [IFC Films]
Runtime: 93 min
Official Site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/the-babadook
Production: Causeway Films
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Australia
Language: English
Director Credit
Jennifer Kent Director
Writer Credit
Jennifer Kent Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Barbara West Mrs. Roach
Daniel Henshall Robbie
Essie Davis Amelia
Hayley McElhinney Claire
Noah Wiseman Samuel
Cast Credit
Adam Morgan Sergeant
Annie Batten Old Woman In Corridor
Barbara West Mrs. Roach
Benjamin Winspear Oskar
Bridget Walters Norma
Carmel Johnson Teacher
Cathy Adamek Prue
Chloe Hurn Ruby
Craig Behenna Warren
Daniel Henshall Robbie
Essie Davis Amelia
Hachi Bugsy
Hayley McElhinney Claire
Jacqy Phillips Beverly
John Maurice Car Guy
Michael Gilmour Young Policeman 1
Michelle Nightingale Eastern Suburbs Mum 3
Noah Wiseman Samuel
Peta Shannon Mother 2
Pippa Wanganeen Eastern Suburbs Mum 1
Sophie Allan Fast Food Kid 5
Sophie Riggs Checkout Chick
Stephen Sheehan Magician
Terence Crawford Doctor
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight Supermarket Mum
Tim Purcell The Babadook
Tony Mack Principal
Producer Credit
Jan Chapman Executive Producer
Jeff Harrison Executive Producer
Jonathan Page Executive Producer
Julie Byrne Line Producer
Kristian Moliere Producer
Kristina Ceyton Producer
Michael Tear Executive Producer
Pete Best Associate Producer
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