Ms. Davis' performance is fantastic. Though this is a monster movie, of sorts, the film centers on Amelia. Is she a desperate mom, protecting her son? Is she losing it? Amelia has to be one of the most difficult roles to have pulled off in any modern horror story...and Ms. Davis did it flawlessly. Available on Netflix, "The Babadook" will absolutely scare you silly.
Friday, May 1, 2015
The Babadook, It's Coming....from Australia
The most frightening aspect of 2014's "The Babadook" is the prospect that there might not be a monster. Usually that is cause for relief, but in this horror film from Australia, what evil man is capable of trumps the horror monsters can inflict. Jennifer Kent has created a masterpiece in this dark tale of evil that besets a widow and her seven year old son. Essie Davis plays that widow, and her performance is shocking. After the final credits are completed, you will not be able to get this film out of your mind.