First Look: Sundance Midnight Horror 'The Babadook' from Australia

December 5, 2013
Source: Sundance

The Babadook First Look

"If it's in a word, or it's in a look… you can't get rid of the Babadook." Well, what do we have here? One of the eight films announced in the Park City at Midnight category of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival is an Australian horror-thriller called The Babadook. The description doesn't sound like much, but these first photos say otherwise. It's about a single mother who battles with "her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house", but the coolest part is the little kid, Samuel - who's wearing some kind of catapult backpack and carrying a crossbow. All I know is that these photos look damn cool, I really want to see this because of ’em.

Here are the five first look photos for Jennifer Kent's The Babadook, premiering at Midnight at Sundance:

The Babadook First Look Photos

The Babadook First Look Photos

The Babadook First Look Photos

The Babadook First Look Photos

The Babadook First Look Photos

Synopsis from Sundance: A single mother (Essie Davis), plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's (Noah Wiseman) fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. The Babadook is the feature directing debut of Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent, who wrote and directed this film as well as a short titled Monster back in 2005. The film was successfully funded to completion on Kickstarter back in late 2012, and was produced by by Causeway Films. For more on The Babadook and for updates, follow their Facebook page or visit Causeway Films. The film will premiere at Sundance 2014 in the Park City at Midnight category. We'll be there to see it. Curious?

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Reader Feedback - 2 Comments

1 sure you posted the right pictures, Alex?

cuckoozey on Dec 6, 2013


Hah yep, I am! These are the photos for Babadook, you can see them on their official site too:!the-babadook

Alex Billington on Dec 7, 2013

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