I'm not a one for gore-fests or torture porn type horror, but a good, thought provoking, spine tingling, suspenseful, supernatural themed tale that builds a sense of dread will win me almost every time. This is one that promises to be just that.
I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for its release. Edit: I just found out it was released in Australia on 22nd May, so now to hunt down when it will be showing in my area!
Here's a little blurb on it:
Director: Jennifer Kent
Starring: Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman
The Babadook, a new local release funded on Kickstarter, is shaping up to be a high-quality, scary as hell horror-thriller.
A single mother struggles to care for her troubled son while dealing with the loss of her husband. Along comes a fairytale book about a monster, which seems to pop off the page and invade the house. It showed at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, and could be the next frightful Australian story burned into your mind.
Is the creature real? We’re not sure yet but, judging by the trailer, the dread is palpable.
Here's Jennifer Kent's short film, Monster, which is a springboard of sorts for The Babadook, but stands very well on its own, I think. I love the ending, it's so full of possible meanings.