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‘The Babadook’ Clips Haunt UK Release

Icon Film Distribution will release the acclaimed hit horror, The Babadook, in UK and Irish cinemas on October 24.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook has terrified audiences since it premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (read our review) and will have its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on 23 August at Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.

The French release is closer that anywhere else in the world, which is how we just now landed a new trailer, clip, interviews and featurette that takes you behind-the-scenes of this boogeyman tale.

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 sinister 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 as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour.

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.



  • Ress EZ

    When it’s out on disc, the book should be included as a free gift. I love pop up books!

  • xphikx

    You said “The French release is closer that anywhere else in the world” this is incorrect. This is an Australian film, and I watch it at the cinemas in Australia almost 6 months ago. The first half of the film is so boring, but the second half is fantastic!

  • AnimusVox

    I live in the states and I really hope it ends up coming here or at least make it possible for me to purchase on DVD. It looks really interesting.

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