Amelia’s husband dies a tragic death, six years has gone by and she is still in pain. Her 6 year old son is getting difficult for her to handle who is having consistent nightmares about a monster known as babadook. Then suddenly the appearance of a book called “The Babadook” makes Samuel sure that he is the same monster. He then starts to become more hostile, and his mother has no choice but to calm him down from medications. Soon after she feels a presence, and thinks that it might be the same presence Samuel was afraid of.
There are legitimate terrors here -- legitimate because, as any bleary-eyed parent will verify, they come from a real and terrible place. And for those who do enjoy at least some defiance of natural laws, The Babadook has that too.
It's become increasingly rare for horror films to make an effort to truly scare us these days, but Jennifer Kent's 'The Babadook' gets under the skin in ways that are both visceral and highly emotional.