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Sundance Review: ‘The Babadook’ Is A Terrific Look At The Horrors Of Having Children

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 30, 2014 2:45 PM
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The Babadook
In a small, tucked-away and unnamed Australian suburb, the already ill-behaved Samuel is getting worse. A seven-year-old with an unchecked imagination, unruly hair and teeth, and an untamed nature, Samuel is running wild. Consequently, his widowed, single and stressed-out mother Amelia is having a hard time coping with his feral temperament. But if Samuel’s myriad problems appear to be the unfortunate, but characteristic, tantrums of a poorly-adjusted and damaged child without a father figure or friends, the boy’s issues soon takes on a much darker edge.

Watch: It Isn't Real...Or Is It? Trailer For Sundance Buzzed Horror Film 'The Babadook'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 23, 2014 10:05 AM
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  • 1 Comment
The Babadook
There have been many films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival that have been buzzed about, many of which were anticipated beforehand. What’s most exciting about this time of year is when a film comes out of nowhere (or in this case, from Down Under) and takes everyone by surprise. That is the case with the Australian horror film “The Babadook” which premiered at Sundance, and immediately made a rumbling around Park City, catching the ears of our team on the ground. And hopefully this trailer for the movie will get you excited too.

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