Introduced by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, film critic for 48 Hills and film programmer for Midnites for Maniacs
Director and screenwriter Jennifer Kent tells the story of a woman who, after the brutal death of her husband, tries to help her son overcome his massive fear of monsters, only to be haunted by the Babadook, a top hat–wearing demonic spirit brought out by a sinister children’s book.
Print source: IFC Films
Director: Jennifer Kent
Running time: 94 minutes
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