[Sundance '14] ‘The Babadook’ Is Coming To Your Home!

The-Babadook

The boogeyman is coming…

The Australian children’s horror tale The Babadook has been acquired out of the Sundance Film Festival by IFC Midnight for release via VOD and limited theaters later this year.

Ryan Daley seemed to really enjoy the flick (read his review), while other reviews out of the fest also have a lot of positive words to share.

Check out the trailer below.

Directed by Jennifer Kent, and starring, Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West and Ben Winspear, “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, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, 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.