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Trailer Watch: Jennifer Kent's Sundance Favorite 'The Babadook'

Women and Hollywood By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood August 18, 2014 at 2:38PM

The haunted horror film has been hailed as a modern masterpiece.
"The Babadook"
"The Babadook"

When it debuted at Sundance this year, writer-director Jennifer Kent's debut, The Babadook, became one of the festival's breakout hits, with critics praising the film as a "flat-out masterpiece" and "the best Australian film in years." (As of press time, The Babadook enjoys a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.) 

Now a full-length trailer has arrived. Essie Davis plays a young widow with a six-year-old son, Samuel (Noah Wieseman). They live in a house haunted by the loss of her husband -- and something else. An Edward Gorey-like book appears in Samuel's room one day, and the monsters within begin to terrorize mother and son. 

The Babadook opens November 28.

This article is related to: Trailer , Jennifer Kent, Essie Davis, Horror

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